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Green diesel production from hydrotreating of soybean oil over supported bimetallic carbide catalysts
Currently, there are two types of hydroprocessing catalysts available for converting vegetable oils to diesel range hydrocarbons; supported noble metal catalysts (Pd or Pt) and sulfide bimetallic catalysts (usually Mo- or W-based sulfide promoted with Ni or Co). Disadvantages arise however using these catalysts, as their limited availability and...
Published: 8/7/2019   |   Inventor(s): Huali Wang, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
Category(s): Advanced Manufacturing, Biofuels, Transportation
Integration of 1-D MnO2 Nanowire and 2-D Graphene to 3-D Composites and their Applications in High-Energy, High-Power and Low-Cost Aqueous Supercapacitors
Wayne State University researchers have developed a novel method for the preparation of unique 3-D composites of conductive graphene and high capacitance MnO2 as electrode materials, to fabricate asymmetric aqueous supercapacitors for energy-storage applications. Currently MnO2 is commonly coated onto current collectors to form very thin films...
Published: 7/18/2012   |   Inventor(s): Lixin Wang, Da Deng, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery
Solid Zn-base Catalysts for Simultaneous Transesterification and Esterification
Description: WSU researchers have developed a series of novel heterogeneous catalysts for simultaneous transesterifrication and esterifrication of fats and oils that can be used in the production of biodiesel. These catalysts are solids, a mixture of zinc oxide and other metal oxides species which provide the potential to convert all kinds of oil feedstocks...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Shuli Yan, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
Keywords(s): Biodiesel
Category(s): Chemicals, Catalysts, Energy & Environment, Physical Sciences, Renewable Fuels
Dispersion-optimized Silicon nanoparticle (SiNP)/Graphene composite anode for high performance Lithium ion battery (LIB)
WSU researchers have invented a novel method to produce dispersion-optimized SiNP within a conducting Graphene matrix forming a standalone composite anode material. The method creates small clusters to lone particle distributions maximizing the nanomaterial properties of SiNP yielding anodes with improved capacity retention and rate performance. It...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Rhet C De Guzman, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences
Combined Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Transesterification Process for Biodiesel Production
WSU researchers developed a combined heterogeneous and homogeneous catalyst that reduces overall production costs, expands feedstock options, and enables large volume production in a continuous process as compared to traditional homogeneous biodiesel catalysts. This unique catalytic transesterification process works better with ethanol compared to...
Published: 8/17/2010   |   Inventor(s): Manhoe Kim, Steven Salley, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
Category(s): Catalysts, Chemicals, Physical Sciences, Renewable Fuels, Energy & Environment
Broad Temperature Range MIS Hydrogen Sensors
WSU researchers have developed hydrogen sensors that differ from previous devices by employing aluminum nitride as an insulator in a metal insulator semiconductor structure. These new structures show a marked specificity for hydrogen under a wide range of conditions. Several prototype sensors with various applications have been tested results are available...
Published: 5/13/2010   |   Inventor(s): Flaminia Serina, Gregory Auner, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Ratna Naik
Keywords(s): Device, Security
Category(s): Sensors, Physical Sciences, Automotive & Transportation, Other
Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel
Researchers at WSU’s National Biofuels Energy Laboratory have identified antioxidant additives for biodiesel fuel made from a variety of feedstock that provide advantages to current technologies. A significant problem associated with the commercial acceptance of biodiesel fuel is poor oxidative stability. The presence of high levels of unsaturated fatty...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley, Haiying Tang
Keywords(s): Biodiesel
Category(s): Renewable Fuels, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Chemicals, Specialty compounds