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RHODOCOCCUS AETHERIVORANS BCP1 AS CELL FACTORY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF INTRACELLULAR TELLURIUM AND/OR SELENIUM NANOSTRUCTERS (NANOPARTICLES OR NANORODS) UNDER AEROBIC CONDITIONS

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, University of Calgary

The present disclosure relates generally to the production of tellurium and selenium nanostructures in bacteria. The nanostructures are unique in size, shape, length and stability.

COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL MATERIAL COMPOSITIONS RESISTANT TO BIODEGRADATION

University of British Columbia

A structural material composition comprises: a geopolymer matrix, the geopolymer matrix formed from an alumina silicate source and an alkaline activator; and an antibacterial agent (e.g. biocide and/or heavy-metal based antibacterial agent) 5 encapsulated in an antibacterial agent carrier to form a first plurality of encapsulated antibacterial agent particles. The first plurality of encapsulated antibacterial agent particles is integrated with the geopolymer matrix during polymerization.

NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS AND METHODS OF USING SAME IN PURIFYING A FLUID

McGill University

There is provided herein a method for preparing a graphene oxide (GO) hydrogel. The method comprises the steps of adding vitamin C (VC) to a dispersion GO in a ratio GO:VC varying from 1:50 to 1:300; and incubating at a temperature above 45°C, preferably at 95°C the dispersion for a time sufficient for a porous hydrogel to be self-assembled from the dispersion. CNPs can also be added to the hydrogel in a ratio GO:CNPs from 4:1 to 1:1. There is also provided the hydrogel so obtained and its...

PRODUCTION OF LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT MAGNESIA

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

A process for producing magnesia can include contacting CO2-containing emissions with a magnesium-containing material to produce magnesium carbonate; subjecting the magnesium carbonate to calcination to produce a CO2 by-product and magnesia; and recycling at least a portion of the CO2 by-product for contacting the magnesium- containing material to produce the magnesium carbonate. The magnesium-containing material can include mining residues, such as phyllosilicate or chrysotile mining...

CATALYTIC METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING A GASEOUS COMPONENT FROM AN INCOMING GAS STREAM

University of Regina

A process for separating at least a portion of an acid gas from a gaseous mixture, said process comprising contacting the gaseous mixture with an absorption medium and/or adsorption medium, wherein said medium absorbs and/or adsorbs at least a portion of the acid gas to form a rich medium; and separating at least a portion of the acid gas from the rich medium to form a lean medium; wherein the separation step is performed in the presence of an acid catalyst.

BIOMASS PELLET AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

Queen's University

Described is a substantially spherical biomass pellet, comprising compressed particulate biomass including one or more of ligno-cellulosic material, recycling waste, and dewatered municipal solid waste, useful as a fuel. Also described are methods for producing such pellets using one or more of untorrefied biomass and torrefied biomass, and apparatus for producing such biomass pellets.

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CAPTURING CARBON DIOXIDE

Saint Mary's University

There are provided methods and compositions for capturing CO2. The method can comprise contacting CO2 with a composition comprising diethylenetriamine and at least one compound chosen from phosphonium-based ionic liquids, polymeric solvents, and mixtures thereof. These methods and composition are thus useful for capturing CO2 in a given environment.

TREATMENT FOR PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

University of Calgary

ABSTRACT In one aspect, there is provided a method of treating, prophylaxis, or amelioration of a neurological disease by administering to a subject in need thereof one or more compounds described herein. In a specific example, the neurological disease is multiple sclerosis (also referred to as "MS"). - 78 -

COMPLETIONS FOR INDUCING FRACTURE NETWORK COMPLEXITY

SOUTHWEST PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY, University of Calgary

The invention provides techniques that relate to horizontal well completions that facilitate multistage fracturing, for example, in shale gas reservoirs. Aspects of these techniques involve the creation of large scale fracture networks, connecting the reservoir and the wellbore, facilitated by activating pre-existing natural fractures (NFs). Taking into account selected shale formation geo-mechanical characteristics facilitates the optimization of maximum stimulated reservoir volumes (SRVs)....

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR THE CAPTURE AND HYDROGENATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE WITH THERMOCHEMICAL CU-CL AND MG-CL-NA/K-C02 CYCLES

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Systems, methods, and devices for producing hydrogen and capturing C02 from emissions combine both H2 production and C02 capture processes in forms of thermochemical cycles to produce useful products from captured C02. The thermochemical cycles are copper-chlorine (Cu-Cl) and magnesium-chlorine-sodium / potassium cycles (Mg-CI-Na/K-C02). One system comprises a Cu-Cl cycle, a C02 capture loop, and a hydrogenation cycle. Another system comprises an Mg-CI-Na/K-C02 cycle and a hydrogenation...

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