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CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL UPGRADING USING SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS

HSM Systems, University of New Brunswick

Systems and methods for extracting, handling and upgrading carbonaceous material. The systems and methods involve forming a reaction mixture of a carbonaceous material, a supercritical fluid, a catalyst and a source of hydrogen, and maintaining the reaction mixture at moderate temperatures for modest time periods. Exemplary reaction temperatures are those below 200 0C. Exemplary reaction times range from 30 minutes to less than 24 hours.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION OF METAL

University of Toronto

A method for supercritical fluid extraction of metal from a source, the method comprising: providing a reactor chamber; providing a source comprising a target metal; optionally, providing a chelating agent; providing a solvent; adding the source comprising the target metal, the chelating agent and the solvent into the reactor chamber; adjusting the temperature and pressure in the reactor chamber so that the solvent is heated and compressed above its critical temperature and pressure;...

AZAPHENOTHIAZINES AND AZAPHENOXAZINES AS ANTIOXIDANTS

University of Ottawa

The present disclosure relates generally to antioxidants. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to lubricating compositions comprising an antioxidant.

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER-BASED BIOCOMPOSITES WITH TAILORED PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MAKING THOSE

University of Guelph

A biodegradable composite including: (a) a polymeric matrix having a biodegradable polymer; (b) a filler; and (c) an anhydride grafted compatibilizer including one or more biodegradable polymers modified with an anhydride group. The composite may also include (d) polymer additives such as polymer chain extenders or plasticizers. An in situ method of manufacturing the biodegradable composite of the present invention, including the steps of: (a) melting one or more biodegradable polymers in...

LUBRICANT COMPOSITION

BASF, University of Ottawa

A lubricant composition includes a base oil present in an amount of greater than 70 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the lubricant composition and an antioxidant. The antioxidant has the structure: wherein each X is independently CH or N, so long as at least one X is N, wherein Y is CRR', NR", PR", S, or O, each R, R' and R" is independently H, alkyl or aryl, and R" is alkyl, aryl, alkoxy or aryloxy. Each A is independently an electron donating group. The electron donating group...

DEGRADATION OF HYDROCARBONS USING FILAMENTOUS FUNGUS

University of Saskatchewan

The use of a filamentous fungus for degrading hydrocarbons and environmental toxins is provided. The filamentous fungus can be Trichoderma harzianum strain TSTh20-1.

METHODS FOR SEQUENTIAL SCREENING WITH CO-CULTURE BASED DETECTION OF METAGENOMIC ELEMENTS CONFERRING HETEROLOGOUS METABOLITE SECRETION

University of British Columbia

The present invention relates to methods associated with metagenomic screening for metabolite induced elements (MIEs) and the subsequent use of the MIEs in screening metagenomic libraries to identify metabolic pathways and pathway components in one or more partial or complete operons. In one aspect the method may be an iterative approach to metagenomic screening which involves substrate and product selection.

TC-PTP INHIBITORS AS APC ACTIVATORS FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY

McGill University

The invention encompasses the novel class of compounds represented by the Formula (I) below, which are inhibitors of the TC-PTP enzyme. The invention also encompasses pharmaceutical compositions which include the compounds shown above and methods of treating or preventing TC-PTP mediated diseases, including cancer, via their use in the activation of antigen-presenting cells, like dendritic cells, for applications in the immunotherapeutic treatment of diseases.

REPELLENT EFFECTIVE AGAINST ANOPHELES GAMBIAE

Simon Fraser University

The present disclosure describes methods for repelling an Anopheles gambiae including applying to a site of interest an effective amount of a compound of Formula I: (see formula I) wherein: R1 is methyl, ethyl, propyl, n-butyl, or allyl; R2 is at positions 2, 3 or 4 and is H, methyl, ethyl, propyl, n-butyl, or allyl; and R3 is optionally present at positions 2, 3 and 4, and is allyl; with the provisos that when R2 is at position 2, R3 if present is at position 3, or when R2 is at position 3,...

POROUS CARBON FILMS

University of Calgary

Self-supporting or supported porous carbon films, including nanoporous carbon films, are provided. The porous carbon films comprise an open network of interconnected pores. Methods for making porous carbon films are also provided. One synthesis method includes formation of a synthesis mixture comprising particles of an inorganic material, a carbon precursor material and water, forming a layer of the synthesis mixture on a substrate and heat treating the film to convert the carbon precursor to carbon.

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