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 Process for depolymerizing coal to co-produce pitch and naphthalene patent thumbnailProcess for depolymerizing coal to co-produce pitch and naphthalene
A method of depolymerizing coal includes preparing a high temperature depolymerizing medium consisting of heavy hydrocarbon oils and mixing it with coal to form a mixture, performing an optional first distillation at a temperature below 250° c. To recover naphthalene, heating the mixture to a temperature between 350° c.
Quantex Research Corporation


 Methods for the digestion of soluble components isolated from the spent grains of a fermentation process patent thumbnailMethods for the digestion of soluble components isolated from the spent grains of a fermentation process
A method of processing spent grains by removing suspended solids from the spent grains to produce a stream low in suspended solids, directing the stream low in suspended solids to an anaerobic digester, converting at least some soluble compounds to biogas, and producing a biogas. A method of processing spent grain, by separating a first stream consisting of spent grains into a second stream and a third stream wherein the second stream contains a majority of suspended solids, separating the third stream into a fourth stream and a fifth stream wherein the fifth stream is lower in suspended solids than the fourth stream, directing the fifth stream to an anaerobic digester, and converting at least some organic compounds to a biogas.
Valicor, Inc.


 Sn-2-monoacylglycerols and lipid malabsorption patent thumbnailSn-2-monoacylglycerols and lipid malabsorption
The present invention relates generally to the field of lipids and in particular aims at improving lipid absorption, for example under conditions of lipid maldigestion or malabsorption. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a composition comprising a sn-2 monoacylglycerol derivative, wherein the sn-1 and sn-3 positions are blocked by protective groups.
Nestec S.a.


 Method for purifying raw phosphoric acid (e.g. mga acid) by adding ashes originating from waste incineration plants, comprising the production of pure phosphoric acid, calcium sulfate, water-soluble calcium hydrogen phosphates and metal salt solution patent thumbnailMethod for purifying raw phosphoric acid (e.g. mga acid) by adding ashes originating from waste incineration plants, comprising the production of pure phosphoric acid, calcium sulfate, water-soluble calcium hydrogen phosphates and metal salt solution
The present invention relates to a method for purifying raw phosphoric acid by adding ashes originating from waste incineration plants, as well as calcium hydroxide and at least one sulfide, and by wet-chemical digestion for obtaining (producing) calcium sulfate, pure phosphoric acid, metal salt solution and/or calcium hydrogen phosphates (e.g. Triple superphosphate)..
Remondis Aqua Gmbh & Co. Kg


 Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas patent thumbnailMethods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis.
Novus Energy, Llc


 Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas patent thumbnailMethods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis.
Novus Energy, Llc


 Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas patent thumbnailMethods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis.
Novus Energy, Llc


 Methods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas patent thumbnailMethods of anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce biogas
Improved methods for anaerobic digestion of organic matter to produce biogas. Among the improvements given are including ferric iron in a hydrolysis reactor to increase the rate and efficiency of anaerobic hydrolysis to provide substrates for methanogenesis.
Novus Energy, Llc


 System having foam busting nozzle and sub-surface mixing nozzle patent thumbnailSystem having foam busting nozzle and sub-surface mixing nozzle
A surface foam diffuser and digester tank system prevents and/or suppresses the formation of foam during digestion. The system includes a first nozzle disposed above a top surface of the at least partially liquid contents, a splash plate positioned adjacent to the first nozzle outlet, and a second nozzle disposed below the top surface of the at least partially liquid contents for suppressing foaming in the large processing tanks.
Vaughan Company, Inc.


 Biomass digester with suction stinger circulation inlet patent thumbnailBiomass digester with suction stinger circulation inlet
A method for digesting cellulosic biomass solids in a hydrothermal digestion unit comprises providing a reactor, a gas feed line, a system for feeding biomass into the reactor, a fluid circulation system including a fluid inlet, pump, and injector; providing a digestion medium containing a slurry catalyst in the digestion unit; circulating the digestion medium through the circulation system; supplying an upward flow of hydrogen through the biomass solids; and maintaining the biomass solids and catalyst at a temperature sufficient to cause digestion of cellulosic biomass solids into an alcoholic component; wherein the fluid inlet includes a stinger unit having an upper surface, an inner volume in communication with the catalyst circulation system, and an opening in the upper surface for allowing fluid to enter the inner volume; and allowing digestion medium to flow into the catalyst circulation system via the catalyst stinger.. .
Shell Oil Company


A improving substrate degradation in agricultural biogas plants

The invention relates to the use of at least one bacterial amylase and/or bacterial or fungal cellulase in combination with one or more protease(s) in substrates for anaerobic digestion processes for biogas production for improving degradation of maize, maize silages and/or other biogas substrates, in particular for improving gas yield, velocity and substrate conversion rate.. .
Novozymes A/s

Biomass digester with two liquid phases and draft tube circulation

A method comprises introducing biomass solids to a digester comprising a reactor, a circulation system including a first injector; providing a catalyst-containing digestion medium and an organic solvent layer floating thereon; circulating the medium through the circulation system; flowing gas through the medium; keeping the medium hot enough to digest the solids; and operating the digester such a headspace exists above the solvent. The digester includes a first eductor having an inlet in the headspace, a second eductor having an inlet in the organic layer, and a downdraft tube having an inlet in the digestion medium.
Shell Oil Company

Method and electrical stimulation of the pancreatico-biliary system

The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the pancreatico-biliary system. Electrode sets are placed in the pancreatico-biliary system in an arrangement that induce contractions or relaxation of the portion or whole of the pancreatico-biliary system by electrical stimulation of the surrounding tissue, muscles and nerves.

Methods and systems for processing lignin during hydrothermal digestion of cellulosic biomass solids

digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods for digesting cellulosic biomass solids may comprise: providing cellulosic biomass solids in a digestion solvent; at least partially converting the cellulosic biomass solids into a phenolics liquid phase comprising lignin, an aqueous phase comprising an alcoholic component derived from the cellulosic biomass solids, and an optional light organics phase; and separating the phenolics liquid phase from the aqueous phase, at least partially depolymerizing the lignin in the phenolics liquid phase, wherein at least partially depolymerizing the lignin generates hydrocarbons..
Shell Oil Company

Digestion of keratin

The present invention relates to the chemical digestion of keratin, such as avian feathers and wool. The digestion product is made by heating the feathers or wool with a solvent selected from glycols, alkanolamines, polyamines, and combinations thereof.
Resinate Materials Group, Inc.

System and improved anaerobic digestion

A method for improved anaerobic digestion is presented. The method includes mixing a volume of waste material with water to form a feedstock mixture.
Verliant Energy, Inc.

Biomass conversion process to hydrocarbons

A process for the production of a higher hydrocarbon useful to produce diesel components from solid biomass is provided. The process provides for improved production of diesel components by contacting the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate containing diols produced from digestion and hydrodoxygenation of the solid biomass to an amorphous silica alumina catalyst to reduce the diols content, and removing water prior to contacting with the condensation catalyst to produce the higher hydrocarbon..
Shell Oil Company

Method for recovery of the constituent components of laterites

digestion of a laterite ore with sulfuric acid dissolves all constituents except silica. The resulting sulfates—aluminum sulfate, ferric sulfate, titanyl sulfate, and magnesium sulfate—remain in solution at approximately 90° c.
Aluchem Companies, Inc.

Methods and systems for processing lignin through viscosity reduction during hydrothermal digestion of cellulosic biomass solids

digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by lignin release therefrom, which can produce a highly viscous phenolics liquid phase comprising lignin polymer. Systems for processing a phenolics liquid phase comprising lignin polymer may comprise: a hydrothermal digestion unit; a viscosity measurement device within the hydrothermal digestion unit or in flow communication with the hydrothermal digestion unit; a temperature control device within the hydrothermal digestion unit or in flow communication with the hydrothermal digestion unit; and a processing device communicatively coupled to the viscosity measurement device and the temperature control device, the processing device being configured to actuate the temperature control device if the viscosity of a fluid phase comprising lignin exceeds a threshold value in the biomass conversion system..
Shell Oil Company

Methods for reducing greenhouse emissions from animal manure

Greenhouse gases are lowered in treatment of animal manure from a cafo by eliminating or reducing anaerobic digestion. The manure product is admixed with drying agents and is suitable for use as fertilizer or fuel while severely curtailing odor at the same time..
Rcra Clean Energy Solutions, Inc.

Correlation of saliva flow-rate and oral dryness in hyperuricemia

Hyperuricemia has been studied extensively. However studies on salivary flow rate (sfr; ml/min) in unstimulated saliva (uss) and stimulated saliva (ss) conditions and oral dryness (od) in subjects with hyperuricemia (hus) have never been conducted.
Umm-al-qura University

Biomass conversion process to hydrocarbons

A process for the production of a higher hydrocarbon useful as gasoline component from solid biomass is provided. The process provides for longer zsm-5 condensation catalyst life by contacting the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate containing diols produced from digestion and hydrodoxygenation of the solid biomass to an amorphous silica alumina catalyst to reduce the diols content, and optionally removing water, prior to contacting with the zsm-5 condensation catalyst..
Shell Oil Company

Biomass conversion process to hydrocarbons

A process for the production of a higher hydrocarbon from solid biomass is provided. The process provides for ready separation of organic phase from aqueous phase which organic phase maybe recycled as a digestive solvent in a digestion and/or deoxygenation of solid biomass.
Shell Oil Company

Process and installation for producing alumina trihydrate by alkaline digestion of bauxite ore

A process for producing alumina trihydrate includes a digestion step, a separation step, and a precipitation step the separation step including: b1) pretreating a slurry from the digestion step by adding a flocculant to said slurry and mixing the flocculant and the slurry, b2) settling the resulting flocculated slurry in a gravity settler vessel, b3) determining a measured value representative of the concentration of solid particles in the resulting clarified liquor, b4) comparing the measured value with a predetermined threshold, b5) feeding said clarified liquor directly to the precipitation step, while the measured value is less than said predetermined threshold, and b6) redirecting said clarified liquor to the pre-treatment step b1), when the measured value is more than said predetermined threshold. An installation may be configured for operating said process..
Rio Tinto Alcan International Limited

Aerobic wastewater treatment package with extended aeration - activated sludge

The present invention provides for sanitary sewage and industrial waste water pollution through extended aeration and activated sludge and biological treatment. Oxygen guided by suitable blowers, fertile aerobic microorganisms.

Protease-resistant mutants of stromal cell derived factor-1 in the repair of tissue damage

The present invention features mutant stromal cell derived factor-1 (sdf-1) peptides that have been mutated to make them resistant to digestion by, for example, the proteases dipeptidyl peptidase iv (dppiv), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (mmp-2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (mmp-9), leukocyte elastase, cathepsin g, carboxypeptidase m, and carboxypeptidase n, but which retain chemoattractant activity.. .
Mesoblast International Sàrl

System and producing biogas

A system (10) and method for producing biogas (16) from biomass (14). The system (10) includes a digestion reservoir (20) having a path defined by passageways (32) along which biomass (14) is conveyed and digested, the digestion reservoir (20) being configured for containing biogas (16) generated from a digestion of biomass (14) along the path.
Gea Farm Technologies Canada Inc.

Method and system of enhanced aerobic digestion

A system and method for biological digestion of waste materials in a fluid are provided. The system comprises a tank that is operable in batch mode or in a flow-through mode.
Karcher North America, Inc.

Dual-mode processing organic material

A dual-mode system and method is disclosed for processing organic material. In a first mode of operation, the system pre-treats an organic feedstock before digestion for improved methanization.
Sgc Advisors, Llc

Compositions and methods for analysis of protein sequences and post-translational modifications

The application discloses, compositions, methods, systems, and apparatuses for rapid sequence analysis of proteins, including location of post-translational modifications and disulfide bonds, is described. Limited digestion of fully denatured antibody occurs in seconds by flowing sample in 8 m urea at constant pressure through a micro column reactor containing immobilized aspergillopepsin i, resulting in a product mixture containing 3-10 kda peptides, which is then fractionated by capillary column chromatography and analyzed by both electron transfer dissociation (etd) and collision activated dissociation mass spectrometry.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

Use of bile detergents to denature glycoproteins prior to enzymatic digestion

Bile detergents can be used to denature glycoproteins prior to enzymatically deglycosylating the glycoproteins. Bile detergents, and especially bile salts, render glycans on a glycoprotein accessible to deglycosylation enzymes, especially the enzyme pngase f, and are compatible with the enzyme.

A single reactor for simplified sample preparation workflows

This disclosure provides a single reactor that accommodates an affinity selector to separate analytes of interest, and an enzyme reactor that digest the analyte to suitable peptides for mass spectrometry. The single reactor formats described herein accommodate workflows wherein separation precedes digestion as well as workflows wherein digestion precedes separation selection..
Perfinity Biosciences, Inc.

Process for producing depolymerized hydrocarbon products from coal

Disclosed herein is a method of producing hydrocarbon products from coal including a pitch material usable as asphalt pitch, comprising depolymerizing coal and digestion of coal in a high temperature depolymerizing medium consisting of a blend of heavy aromatic hydrocarbon oils, heating the coal to a temperature between 350° c. And 450° c.
Quantex Research Corporation

Methods and systems for feeding readiness diagnosis

An aspect of the invention described herein includes a method for a digestion diagnosis of a subject. The method includes obtaining electrogastrogram (egg), bowel sound and nirs signals from one or more sensors positioned about an abdominal region of a subject, removing artifacts from the signals to obtain conditioned signal data, and determining a digestion condition or feeding readiness of the subject based at least in part on the conditioned signal data..
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

High sensitivity measurement of parathyroid hormone-related peptide using lc-ms/ms and associated methods

Methods for measuring and analyzing parathyroid hormone-related peptide (pthrp) using lc-ms/ms, including applications of the methods thereof, are disclosed and discussed. Such methods can include, along with the use of an isotope-labeled internal standard, purifying pthrp from a biological sample, proteolytically digesting the pthrp, and measuring specific digestion products using the using lc-ms/ms..
University Of Utah Research Foundation

Sweetener composition for alleviating diabetes, containing slowly digestible ingredient

The present invention relates to a sweetener composition for alleviating diabetes, containing psicose and a slowly digestible or digestion-resistant polysaccharide as active ingredients, wherein diabetes alleviating effects and the quality of sweetness are enhanced.. .
Cj Cheiljedang Corporation

Systems and methods for estimating feed efficiency and carbon footprint for meat producing animal

Systems and methods for estimating meat producing animal feed conversion efficiency and carbon footprint, such as to allow adjustments to be made in the animals feed to improve meat production, reduce waste, and/or reduce the carbon footprint. In embodiments of the present application, a system is provided that integrates a digestion model of an animal feed with weight gain efficiency and carbon footprint.
Alltech, Inc.

Systems and methods for estimating feed efficiency and carbon footprint for milk producing animal

Systems and methods for estimating milk producing animal feed conversion efficiency and carbon footprint, such as to allow adjustments to be made in the animals feed to improve milk production, reduce waste, and/or reduce the carbon footprint. In embodiments of the present application, a system is provided that integrates a digestion model of an animal feed with milk production efficiency and carbon footprint.
Alltech, Inc.

Determination of levels of immunogenic gluten peptides in human samples field of the invention

The present invention fitted in the medical-clinical sector, shows a method for monitoring the ingestion of gluten by measuring protein/gluten peptides present in fecal samples with antibodies against immunogenic peptides resistant to gastrointestinal digestion. The presence or absence of these immunogenic peptides is controlled by immunological assays based on antibodies reactive against immunogenic gluten peptides that are resistant to proteolysis.
Universidad De Sevilla

13c labeled starch/alpha limited dextrins digestion breath test

The present invention is directed to a composition and method for detecting intestinal deficiency. In particular, a 13c-α-limit dextrin that is specifically hydrolyzed by brush border intestinal enzymes is disclosed herein.
Baylor College Of Medicine

Anaerobic fermentation to produce biogas

A process and apparatus for the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, preferably to also produce a useful biogas, is described. The waste may have a total solids (ts) concentration of 6% or less while a digester is operated at a higher solids concentration, for example with a feed ts concentration of 8-12%.
Anaergia Inc.

Method for recovering ash from waste incineration

Methods treat ash from waste incineration, wherein the methods at least comprise: a) the digestion of the ash by a leaching liquor containing phosphate ions in solution such as to form a first solid phase comprising impurities and a first liquid phase comprising phosphate ions; and b) the separation of said first liquid phase comprising phosphate ions from said first solid phase. Step a) is carried out for a duration of less than one hour or at a temperature of more than 40° c..
Ecophos S.a.

Methods for repairing tissue damage using protease-resistant mutants of stromal cell derived factor-1

The present invention features methods for treating or ameliorating tissue damage using intravenous administration of compositions (for example, isolated peptide compositions or stem cells expressing such peptides) that include stromal cell derived factor-1 (sdf-1) peptides or mutant sdf-1 peptides that have been mutated to make them resistant to protease digestion, but which retain chemoattractant activity.. .
Mesoblast International Sarl

Method for producing biogas from biomass using anaerobic digestion and a corresponding reactor

The invention relates to a method for producing biogas from biomass using anaerobic digestion wherein biomass is fed as input to a reaction space using mechanical feed equipment while simultaneously advancing biomass contained in the reaction space as plug flow. Biomass is mixed separately in each block in the reaction space divided into successive blocks for feeding biomass to block-specific microbial strains.
Biogts Oy

Psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of high solids content

The present description relates to a process for the psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of high organic solids content waste, such as farm manure or municipal waste, comprising the steps of contacting the high organic solids content waste to an inoculum comprising anaerobic bacteria in a digester and reacting the high organic solids content waste with the inoculum at a temperature below 25° c. To allow digestion of the high organic solids content waste..
Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Canada, As Presented By The Minister Of Agriculture And

Psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of ammonia-rich waste

The present description relates to a process for the psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of ammonia-rich waste, such as farm manure or municipal waste, comprising the steps of contacting the ammonia-rich waste to an inoculum comprising anaerobic bacteria in a digester and reacting the ammonia-rich waste with the inoculum at a temperature below 25° c. To allow digestion of the ammonia-rich waste..
Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Canada, As Represented By The Minister Of Agriculture And

Method comprising separation and high voltage pulse treatment before digestion or further purification

The present invention describes a method of treatment of at least one phase, solid and/or liquid, of a pumpable liquid flow, wherein the method comprises first filtration for separation of a liquid phase from the pumpable liquid flow, for obtaining one flow with increased content of solid phase and one flow with increased liquid level; and thereafter treatment of the flow with increased content of solid phase with high voltage pulses in a pef-unit. Furthermore, the present invention is also related to a system for treatment of at least one phase, solid and/or liquid, of a pumpable liquid flow and the use of such a system, such as use for the treatment of at least one phase, solid and/or liquid, of a pumpable liquid foodstuff or a ballast water flow, or as a pre-treatment before digestion.
Arc Aroma Pure Ab

Enzymes and methods for cleaving n-glycans from glycoproteins

Provided herein are deglycosylating enzymes that remove a broad range of n-glycans from n-glycosylated proteins. Further provided are methods of recombinantly producing and expressing the deglycosylating enzymes.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Monoacylglycerols and fat-soluble nutrients for use in the treatment of maldigestion

Compositions comprising monoacylglycerols (mag), such as sn-1(3) mag, and further comprising fat-soluble nutrients, such as fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids, are administered to an individual having or at risk of maldigestion, such as maldigestion associated with chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, pancreatic duct obstruction, a pancreatic tumor, or shwachman-diamondsyndrome (sds). The compositions and the methods of using the compositions enhance absorption of fatty acids and the fat-soluble nutrients to address nutritional deficiencies due to maldigestion..
Nestec S.a.

Variant alpha-amylases having reduced susceptibility to protease cleavage, and methods of use, thereof

Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to variant alpha-amylase enzymes comprising mutations that reduce their susceptibility to proteolytic digestion and improve their performance. The variants alpha-amylases are particularly useful in application that require alpha-amylases and proteases to be present in the same solution..
Danisco Us Inc.

Bubble column reactor based digester and its use

A method for digestion of a crude terephthalic slurry obtained from oxidation of para-xylene in a bubble column reactor oxidation process is provided. The method is conducted in one or more bubble column reactors having one or more segregrated zones defined by horizontal baffles and particle flow through the digestion system is controlled to maximize conversion of partial oxidation intermediates to terephthalic acid while minimizing formation of other contaminant products.
Grupo Petrotemex, S.a. De C.v.



Digestion topics:
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Liquid Fraction
  • Wastewater
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Esophageal
  • Delivery Tube
  • Duodenal Bulb
  • G Proteins
  • Identifying Proteins
  • Chromatograph
  • Silicic Acid
  • Hydrogen Fluoride
  • Ultraviolet
  • Renewable Energy
  • Pasteurization


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