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An Environmentally Safe Detector for Hazardous Gas ORNL researchers developed a breakthrough design for a hazardous-gas detector that is environmentally safe and inexpensive and that includes both sensing and detecting means. The invention can detect and identify volatile organic and inorganic substances in vapors faster than conventional methods. Improved sensitivity using less complicated, less…

Nanoporous Membranes for Pretreatment of Lignocellulose and Other Applications Researchers at ORNL have developed an inorganic membrane element and a flow- through recycle (FTR) process for pretreating lignocellulosic biomass to produce a high-quality ethanol feedstock more amenable to hydrolysis and fermentation than other pretreatment methods. The ORNL process minimizes carbohydrate and lignin …

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Using a room temperature process, a new type of transparent, crack-free, monolithic scintillator has been developed at ORNL. This invention uses thin-film, glass, and fiber-optic sensors, and is based on the preparation of neutron scintillators with a room temperature sol-gel process. The result is an inexpensive, versatile system that is compatible with both inorganic and organic dopants for hybr…

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Bacterial Fermentation Improves Metallic, Semiconducting Nanoparticle Production A team of researchers at ORNL has successfully developed a method for producing inorganic nanoparticles, and controlling their size and shape, using a bacterial fermentation process that employs chemicals to control bacterial synthesis. They subsequently built on that research by producing in large quantities semicon…

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: Nanoparticle, Oxide, Metal...

Novel Nanopore Membrane Technology Recovers Energy from Industrial Effluents A vast amount of energy is wasted in the United States from the exhaust/effluent streams of an estimated 163,000 commercial and industrial boilers. Much of this energy could be recovered by sieving the streams through inorganic membranes featuring nano-sized pore technology. The estimated savings by 2030 for energy recov…

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