Spray Freeze Dryer

Overview

Currently freeze drying can require a 22-24 hours drying cycle, and must be loaded and unloaded by hand. Both these factors can inhibit large-scale producers looking to push out more product. This technology relates to a dryer and a drying process developed to enhance efficiency in the freeze drying process.In particular, though not solely, this technology relates to a dryer for use in freezing, concentrating or drying a liquid substance which has some solid material in suspension or a substance dissolved in another liquid. This new technique dramatically reduces processing times and can be used as a continuous process, thereby increasing throughput and efficiency. Continue reading Spray Freeze Dryer

Aqual-P Sediment Capping Technology

Overview

Aqual-P is a modified zeolite that has been developed to absorb and retain nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. The Scion technology takes the already highly-absorbent zeolite and modifies it using a benign polymer that markedly enhances its ability to absorb both nitrogen and phosphorus. The product can be applied to the surface of water where it mops up phosphorus as it sinks before settling on the bottom and acting as a sediment cap, locking in nutrients. Continue reading Aqual-P Sediment Capping Technology

Perforated Electrode Flow-Through (PEFT) Cell

Overview

The PEFT Cell uses a highly efficient and cost-effective electrochemical process to disinfect water supplies, with low electricity costs and no chemical additives. The cell’s mode of action is summarized below:
  • Production of chlorine from the chloride ions naturally present in water, which inactivates pathogens
  • Production of a high voltage electric field (from low applied voltage), which disrupts the cell membranes of pathogens and enhances the lethality of chlorine
Continue reading Perforated Electrode Flow-Through (PEFT) Cell

Non-Wood Plant Fibre Reinforced Bioplastic

Overview

This unique technology features bio-based plastics that incorporate natural fibres, and allows for the natural fibre to be infused into the bio-plastic pellets prior to manufacture. The whole manufacturing process utilizes a range of proprietary processes to produce a range of materials. The materials can be customized to deliver individual characteristics and functionalities. Continue reading Non-Wood Plant Fibre Reinforced Bioplastic

Controlled Degrading Plastics

Overview

Scion has developed approaches to formulating thermoplastics based on bio-derived materials that allow for customized degradation rates. This can be achieved by the addition of biomass and other additives to the plastic during its manufacture. The technology can be used with existing manufacturing technologies. The biomass that can be utilized can be from a wide range of sources. Continue reading Controlled Degrading Plastics

Biochar Manufacturing Technology and Equipment

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This manufacturing technology and equipment provides a more energy-efficient process for the production of biochar, a porous and alkaline charcoal that is used in the amendment of crop soil and the pretreatment of water culture to improve the growth of plants and aquatic products.The equipment consists of a vertical carbonization furnace and batch-type carbonizing kiln with production capacities of 30kg/hr and 100kg/Bat respectively in the prototype device. By limiting the amount of oxygen available, the technology enables the manufacturing of biochar using materials such as wood, bamboo, and nutshells thorough pyrolysis. This is not only more energy-efficient than other processes, but also minimizes the carbon production footprint. Parameters can be easily adjusted according to customer needs. Continue reading Biochar Manufacturing Technology and Equipment

Clean Development Energy Saving Lamp Reflector Shade

Overview

Modern cities require high-illumination, energy-efficient outdoor lighting for streets, parking lots, shopping centers, parks, and many other locations. This advanced reflector technology enables lighting manufacturers to design a superior solution for such applications with its special design that ensures a brighter light source while generating less heat.This clean energy development energy saving lamp reflector shade comprises a base body, one face of which includes an arched back and the other face of which includes a light projection aperture with an inner diameter. A light reflecting surface is provided on the inner surface of the light projection aperture featuring a plurality of spherical convexes; each of the spherical convexes is spaced from each other by a predetermined distance. The ratio of the inner diameter of the spherical convexes to the inner diameter of the light projection aperture is set within 1:15 to 1:80. As such when the lighting reflector shade is applied to the C.D.E.S. lamp, each of the spherical convexes of the light reflecting surface works as a prism so that the light diffusion can be dispensed widely and the light projection range of reach goes further. The luminous efficiency can be enhanced to more than 100 LM/W, and the energy consumption is reduced significantly. Continue reading Clean Development Energy Saving Lamp Reflector Shade

Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

Overview

This exciting new technology merges solar energy capture systems with common roofing materials. The technology forms the foundation for one of WaikatoLink's seed companies, Solenza. Solenza are currently developing three separate solar roofing panel designs to carry out the following functions:
  • Solar hot water generation
  • Combined solar hot water and electricity generation
As green energy solutions become more popular, it will be important for solar panels to complement the design of a building. Solenza's building-integrated solar panels are designed to join seamlessly with metal roofing, producing an aesthetically pleasing finish to any roof. Continue reading Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems