||WO||WO/2014/185925 - SELF-COOLING CONTAINERS AND WRAPS||20.11.2014||
||PCT/US2013/041503||EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC||PEPPOU, George Charles|
Self-cooling materials, such as food containers for transporting perishable food items, and methods for producing and using the materials are disclosed. The materials include a reactant adapted to produce an endothermic reaction upon hydration of the reactant by ambient water vapor. Proper handling of items that need to be kept cold can be difficult during transport of the items. For example, ice cream can begin to melt while being taken home from the store and re-freezing can give the ice cream a different texture. Proper, handling of food is important to minimize spoiling of the food and prevent foodbome illnesses, both of which may be associated with growth of bacteria, or other germs.
||WO||WO/2014/183936 - VENTING DENSE PHASE CARBON DIOXIDE||20.11.2014||
||PCT/EP2014/057378||STATOIL PETROLEUM AS||DE KOEIJER, Gelein Mainza|
A system and method for venting dense phase carbon dioxide
produced from a production plant. A conduit (1) is provided for carrying captured
dense phase carbon dioxide
, the conduit having an outlet (4). A body of liquid (5) is also provided through which vented carbon dioxide
(6) can pass. The outlet is disposed in the body of liquid, such that dense phase carbon dioxide
is vaporized in the body of liquid and vented. This eliminates a problem of dry ice forming around the outlet and reduces the problems of venting noise, and accumulation of carbon dioxide
around the outlet.
||WO||WO/2014/183169 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING HOLLOW STRUCTURES||20.11.2014||
||PCT/AU2014/050038||THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND||YU, Chengzhang|
A method for forming multi-shelled hollow structures comprising metal oxide, the method comprising the steps of: forming a solution containing at least one dissolved metal compound and at least one organic compound, spray drying the solution to form composite particles containing at least one metal species and organic material, and heating the composite particles by increasing temperature at a predetermined rate to form the multi-shelled hollow structures comprising metal oxide.
||WO||WO/2014/186485 - SOLIDS TRANSPORT IN FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION SYSTEM||20.11.2014||
||PCT/US2014/038030||BABCOCK & WILCOX POWER GENERATION GROUP, INC.||GAYHEART, Jeb, W.|
A circulating dry scrubber flue gas desulfurization system is disclosed. Hydrated lime is injected into the flue gas upstream of the CDS vessel. The flue gas then passes through a particle collection device, where solids are captured
. At least a portion of the solids are recycled from the particle collection device to a splitter, where the solids are divided between the injection points. No distribution box is needed, which permits lowering the height and/or restructuring the location of many components of the system, reducing costs. An improved solids transport system is also disclosed. Flue gas can be recycled from downstream and used as a fluidizing gas for transporting solids between different locations. Exemplary systems include fluidized slide gravity conveyors, fluidization pads in bins, and in hoppers. The flue gas is generally already at an elevated temperature, reducing power consumption needed to heat the fluidizing gas.
||WO||WO/2014/184022 - METHOD FOR STARTING UP A PREREFORMING STAGE||20.11.2014||
||PCT/EP2014/059050||L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCÉDÉS GEORGES CLAUDE||GRONEMANN, Veronika|
There is proposed a method for starting up a prereforming stage in an integrated reforming plant in which a hydrocarbonaceous feed stream, in particular natural gas, is converted into a reformation product containing carbon oxides, hydrogen and hydrocarbons. Before carrying out the start-up method, the catalyst contained in the prereforming stage is in an oxidized or passivated state. For its activation, the prereforming catalyst is charged with a methanol/steam mixture, from which by steam reformation of methanol in situ the hydrogen required for the activation of the catalyst is produced. Excess hydrogen is used for the hydrogen supply of the desulfurization stage arranged upstream of the prereforming stage.
||WO||WO/2014/184568 - OXIDATION CATALYST FOR A COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE||20.11.2014||
||PCT/GB2014/051499||JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY||CHIFFEY, Andrew Francis|
An oxidation catalyst for treating an exhaust gas from a compression ignition engine, which oxidation catalyst comprises: a substrate;a first washcoat region comprising palladium (Pd) and a first support material comprising cerium oxide; and a second washcoat region comprising platinum (Pt) and a second support material.
||WO||WO/2014/184569 - OXIDATION CATALYST FOR A COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE||20.11.2014||
||PCT/GB2014/051500||JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY||BERGEAL, David|
An oxidation catalyst for treating an exhaust gas from a compression ignition engine, which oxidation catalyst comprises: a first washcoat region comprising platinum (Pt) and a first support material, wherein the first washcoat region is substantially free of a hydrocarbon adsorbent; a second washcoat region comprising platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd) and a second support material, wherein the second washcoat region has a ratio by mass of platinum (Pt) to palladium (Pd) of 4:1 to 1:1; a hydrocarbon adsorbent; and a substrate; wherein the first washcoat region is arranged to contact inlet exhaust gas before the hydrocarbon adsorbent, and the first washcoat region is arranged to contact inlet exhaust gas before the second washcoat region.
||WO||WO/2014/184526 - LOW ENERGY ACID MINE DRAINAGE TREATMENT PROCESS AND SYSTEM||20.11.2014||
||PCT/GB2014/051443||MINUS ENGINEERING LTD||DAGLISH, Justin Robert|
A process for the treatment of minewater or other waste waters integrating existing treatment processes in a modular sealed system wherein the improved treatment system can make use of a positive head of water, either via siphon or conducted flow to displace pumping costs involved in water treatment. The improved process can to be located underground, as it is both modular and intensified, reducing the physical size of the treatment plant and increasing its flexibility. The improved process has a lower capital cost and reduced operating costs.
||WO||WO/2014/182563 - SEPARATING IMPURITIES FROM A GAS STREAM USING A VERTICALLY ORIENTED CO-CURRENT CONTACTING SYSTEM||13.11.2014||
||PCT/US2014/036562||EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEARCH COMPANY||CULLINANE, J., Tim|
A vertically oriented co-current contacting system and methods for separating impurities from a gas stream including a vertically oriented co-current contactor (VOCC) located in-line within a pipe, a vertically oriented mixer (VOM) including an annular support ring configured to maintain the VOM within the pipe, a number of radial blades configured to allow a liquid stream to flow into the VOM, and a central gas entry cone configured to allow a gas stream to flow through a hollow section within the VOM, a vertically oriented mass transfer section downstream of the VOM. The VOM and the vertically oriented mass transfer section provide for efficient incorporation of liquid droplets including impurities from the gas stream formed from the liquid stream into the gas stream. The vertically oriented co-current contacting system also includes a separation system configured to remove the liquid droplets.
||WO||WO/2014/181029 - METHOD FOR TREATING IMPURITIES CONTAINED IN EXHAUST GASES OF SHIPS, SHIP WITH A SCRUBBER, AND PURIFICATION UNIT||13.11.2014||
||PCT/FI2013/050511||OY LANGH TECH AB||LANGH, Hans|
The invention relates to a method for treating impurities contained in exhaust gases of ships in order to reduce sulphur oxide emissions and other emissions, the method comprising scrubbing the exhaust gases in an exhaust gas scrubber (1) and supplying wash water to be purified, i.e. effluent, exiting from the exhaust gas scrubber and containing impurities to a purification unit (2) onboard a ship. In order for the method to purify wash water exiting from the exhaust gas scrubber efficiently enough for water that has undergone purification to be discharged directly into a sea and in order for the purification unit used in the method to be small enough to be readily placed onboard a ship, the purification unit (2) comprises a moving filter band, whereby an aqueous fluid containing impurities originating from the effluent is together with a precipitating agent fed to a surface of the inclined filter band of a band filter and filtered through the filter band in order to concentrate impurities contained in the fluid onto a surface of the band filter as a precipitate to be removed from the surface of the filter band. When necessary, a pH value of the purified effluent is adjusted so that it is at least 6.5 before the purified water is discharged into the sea or returned to the exhaust gas scrubber (1). The invention also relates to a ship and a purification unit.