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 Methods and systems for processing lignin during hydrothermal digestion of cellulosic biomass solids patent thumbnailMethods 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 patent thumbnailDigestion 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 patent thumbnailSystem 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 patent thumbnailBiomass 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailMethods 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 patent thumbnailMethods 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 patent thumbnailCorrelation 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 patent thumbnailBiomass 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 patent thumbnailBiomass 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.

Compositions for the treatment of autodigestion

Compositions for the treatment of shock, autodigestion, multi-organ failure, intestinal ischemia, or intestinal hypoperfusion are provided.. .
Leading Biosciences, Inc.

High protein distillers dried grains with solubles and methods thereof

Distillers dried grain with solubles (ddgs), such as ddgs from an ethanol process, can undergo a denaturing process resulting in higher measurable protein content. The denatured ddgs byproduct, which may include higher measurable rumen undegradable protein products or bypass proteins, can be used to produce distillers meal, which may be used as an animal feed and are able to survive the digestive process through the rumen of ruminant animals that results in more protein bioavaible to the ruminant animal in the later stages of digestion and absorption.
Novita Nutrition, Llc

System and treating wastewater and resulting primary and biological sludge

A method of treating primary sludge and activated sludge produced by a wastewater system is disclosed. A portion of the activated sludge is wasted to form biological sludge.
Veolia Water Solutions And Technologies Support

Method of treating phosphate-containing ash from waste-incineration plants by wet-chemical digestion in order to obtain compounds of aluminium, calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen

The invention concerns a method of treating phosphate-containing waste, in particular phosphate-containing ash from waste-incineration plants, by wet-chemical digestion in order to obtain compounds of aluminium, calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen.. .
Remondis Aqua Gmbh & Co. Kg

System and processing of biological tissue samples

The present disclosure provides an automated system for processing of tissue. The system comprises a plurality of containers for storing at least one of tissue samples, buffer solutions, enzymes and other reagents, tissue processing container for processing of the tissue, and a robotic assembly coupled to the tissue processing container.
Stempeutics Research Private Limited

Animal bedding and associated methods for preparing and using the same

Animal bedding having one or more solvents and a lignocellulosic fiber, wherein the lignocellulosic fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion. A method for preparing pelletized animal bedding is also disclosed including the steps of providing excrement from a cow which has undergone ruminant digestion, introducing the cow excrement into an anaerobic digester, modifying the cow excrement to a first wet product, drying the first wet product to generate a first dry product, and densifying the first dry product to, in turn, generate pelletized animal bedding..

Device and reducing calorie intake

Devices and methods for substantially reducing the caloric efficiency of the digestive tract by capturing food being digested in the stomach 10 and/or anywhere else in the gastrointestinal (gi) tract, absorbing or encapsulating the captured food into multiple capturing members and moving such multiple capturing members containing the ingestible encapsulated food down the gi tract, practically out of reach of the gi absorption organs, thus excluding the entrapped ingredients from being involved in the digestion and\or absorption process. The device is designed for oral delivery.
Slendine Sa

Biomass conversion systems providing integrated stabilization of a hydrolysate using a slurry catalyst following biomass pretreatment and methods for use thereof

digestion of cellulosic biomass solids to form a hydrolysate may be conducted with integrated catalytic reduction during digestion to transform soluble carbohydrates in the hydrolysate into a more stable reaction product. Such integrated catalytic reduction may be conducted using a slurry catalyst.
Shell Oil Company

Biomass conversion systems providing integrated stabilization of a hydrolysate using a slurry catalyst and methods for use thereof

digestion of cellulosic biomass solids to form a hydrolysate may be conducted with integrated catalytic reduction during digestion to transform soluble carbohydrates in the hydrolysate into a more stable reaction product. Such integrated catalytic reduction may be conducted using a slurry catalyst.
Shell Oil Company

Methods and compositions for reducing the environmental impact of animal waste

Methods for reducing the environmental impact of animal waste are described. In particular embodiments, the methods comprise administering to an animal an enzyme, such as alkaline phosphatase, that is effective to reduce the amount of a detrimental compound, such as ammonia or phosphorous, that is present in or released from animal waste.
Eli Lilly And Company

Solid waste treatment with conversion to gas and anaerobic digestion

Waste solids are treated by pyrolysis at a temperature over 700 degrees c. To produce char and a gas.
Anaergia Inc.

Enzymatic digestion of microalgal biomass for lipid, sugar, and protein recovery

Methods for the recovery of lipids, sugars, and proteins from microbial biomass by enzymatic digestion are disclosed. The methods involve treating microalgae with a fungal acid protease, or with a mixture of at least one protease and at least one amylase..
The University Of Toledo

Method of preparing nucleic acid molecules

Disclosed is a method of preparing nucleic acid molecules, including: providing a pool of oligonucleotides, each containing restriction enzyme digestion sequences and generic flanking sequences; cleaving the restriction enzyme digestion sequence portions to provide a pool of mixtures comprising the oligonucleotides, each containing the generic flanking sequences at one end, and the oligonucleotides, each containing none of the generic flanking sequences at one end, and; assembling the oligonucleotides using the generic flanking sequences to randomly synthesize nucleic acid fragments.. .
Celemics, Inc.



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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