Thermo-responsive polymeric system for anti-inflammatory hydrophobic drug elution

Diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis have been widely impacted by the pathogenesis of inflammation. After traditional therapy, most of the time dying cells stimulate inflammatory effects which results the reduction of therapeutic effect and enhances the drug resistance. That is why treatment often requires frequent or continuous high-dosage administration of anti-inflammatory drugs. Efficient delivery of anti-inflammatory drugs to the targeted sites can reduce medical dosage and improve therapeutic effect.

Closed loop, vapor-phase processing of nickel for porous materials for EV batteries

The proposed research project aims at technology for environmentally benign recycling of nickel. The process entails conversion of nickel found in the "black mass" from recycled Ni-based batteries into nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4, by reaction with CO at modest temperatures around 50-120°C (pressuredependent). Only nickel carbonyl is volatile under these conditions and is easily separated from other metals and residual materials found in the "black mass". Downstream, the nickel tetracarbonyl vaporsare introduced into a high-temperature zone (ca.

Timely and Extended Monitoring in Emergencies and Disasters (Tx MED)

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Rationally Engineering Porous Carbon-Based Metal Nanocomposites for Efficient and Durable CO2 Electroreduction

The intensive consumption of fossil fuels along with excessive CO2 emission worsens global environmentalproblems, which severely limits the potential of a sustainable progress of human civilization. Urgent actions arebeing taken worldwide to get the world on the right track to achieve carbon neutrality. Electrochemical CO2reduction using renewable electricity to produce value-added fuels and chemicals provides a promising solutionto both emission-control and energy-supply challenges.

Thermomechanical Methane Pyrolysis for Production of Hydrogen with Solid Carbon

Today, 75% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from CO2 produced by the energy and chemical sectors. In Canada, extreme temperatures and a dispersed population cause the figure to be over 80%. New solutions that are either CO2-free or CO2-negative are urgently needed. The approach in this project is to produce solid carbon (C) instead of CO2, where the carbon can be sequestered into the ground or cement instead of being released into the atmosphere. The solution pursued in this project will decarbonize natural gas through methane pyrolysis.

Biosurfactants for Greener Consumer Products

Surfactants (including emulsifiers) are a group of molecules that are critical for the function of many industrial processes and commercial products. Conventional surfactants are produced from non-renewable sources (e.g., petroleum products), can persist in the environment for long periods of time, and can be toxic to various plants and animals. “Biosurfactants” are surfactants that are naturally produced by harmless bacteria and have the potential to provide the same functionality as conventional surfactants, while also being environmentally compatible.

Microbial production of hyaluronic acid using oat hulls

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found in the epithelial, connective, and neural tissues in the human body and rooster comb tissues. It provides lubrication and acts as a cushion in the joints for different tissues of the human body. Currently, hyaluronic acid is widely used in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and medical applications.

Polymer composites with graphene

With the increasing effects of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions on climate change, there is also increasing interest to alternatives to internal combustion engines for mobility. Battery electric vehicles are one route, and another is fuel cells. There is increasing interest in polymer composites that are not only mechanically strong and lightweight, but also have other properties, such as electrical and thermal conductivity.

Vapor-phase processing of nickel for EV batteries and Metal Additive Manufacturing

The proposed research project aims at technology for environmentally benign recycling of nickel. Theprocess entails conversion of nickel found in the “black mass” from recycled Ni-based batteries intonickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4, by reaction with CO at modest temperatures around 50-120°C (pressuredependent).Only nickel carbonyl is volatile under these conditions and is easily separated from othermetals and residual materials found in the “black mass”. Downstream, the nickel tetracarbonyl vaporsare introduced into a high-temperature zone (ca.

Investigation of the degradation mechanism of the air cathode in a zinc-air battery by post-mortem analysis

The demand for electricity is growing rapidly and it is expected to double by 2050. Currently, around 12% of this energy is supplied by renewable sources of energy. While wind and solar are the fastest growing energy generation sources, they are dependent on time and weather. To solve the instability of these energy sources, energy storage systems such as redox flow batteries is required. Alkaline zinc-air redox flow batteries, have been reported as promising candidates for energy storage technologies due to high energy densities and cheap raw materials.

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