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Liquid purification or separation

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01/22/2015 > 39 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20150021244 - Blood purification apparatus: A blood purification apparatus which can perform actions and operations according to the final stage of blood-return. Accordingly, a blood purification apparatus comprising a blood circuit including an arterial blood circuit and a venous blood circuit for extracorporeally circulating blood of a patient from a tip end of the arterial... Agent:

20150021243 - Personal water purifier: An electrolytic device and method for generating a disinfecting solution that utilizes a brine generator, an electrical circuit with an on-board solar panel and rechargeable storage battery. The electrical circuit preferably conditions the power received from a variety of power sources to charge the storage battery and conditions the power... Agent:

20150021245 - Extracorporeal blood treatment system with heat recovery: Blood treatment/dialysis systems are disclosed. The systems include a water treatment unit, preferably of the reverse osmosis type, whose outlet has connected thereto a water supply line provided with a number of branch connections having fluidly coupled thereto blood treatment/dialysis machines in a selective manner, and a drain line through... Agent:

20150021246 - Fuel filter of an internal combustion engine and heating sensor module of a fuel filter: A fuel filter, in particular diesel fuel filter (10), of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle, and a heating sensor module (72) are described. A filter housing (14) has at least one inlet for the fuel to be cleaned and at least one outlet (32) for... Agent:

20150021247 - Method and system for water reclamation, purification, and reuse for residential, commercial, and agricultural applications: A water reclamation system includes a drainage lane overlaying a downward graded area of land and configured to receive water run-off from the land. At least one collection ditch coupled to the at least one drainage lane is configured to receive water from the drainage lane. At least one collection... Agent:

20150021248 - Dialysis system comprising heat recovery: Dialysis systems including a water treatment unit preferably of the osmosis type, a drain line, and a heat exchanger are disclosed. A water supply line is connected to an outlet of the water treatment unit. The water supply line includes branch connections to which dialyzers are selectively fluid-coupled. Used-up dialysis... Agent:

20150021249 - Screen intake device for shallow water: A screen intake apparatus has a concrete platform resting on a water source floor. A screen intake anchors on the platform and forms a half cylinder thereon. A barrier at one end of the platform in divides the flow of water. The screen intake has a half-cylindrical body and half-cylindrical... Agent:

20150021250 - Apparatus, methods, and system for treatment of stormwater and waste fluids: A stormwater treatment unit comprising a containment vault having an inlet and an outlet separates debris from a flow of stormwater through the unit. The water flow is controlled by a wall which directs flow from the inlet to the outlet through a reservoir of fluid in the unit. Debris... Agent: Storm Drain Technologies, LLC

20150021251 - Double-layer persulfate sustained-release material and its preparation method: The present invention involves a persulfate-release material used in the filler of permeable reactive barrier (PRB). This material presents double-layered structure characteristic: inner- and outer-layers are consisted of persulfate, cement, sand and water with different mass ratio. Two different types of moulds are used for the regulation of the shape-of... Agent:

20150021252 - Dialysis system having non-invasive fluid velocity sensing: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument including a blood pump, a dialysate inlet pump, a dialysate outlet pump, and at least one fluid velocity sensor, each sensor including an emitter and a receiver, a dialyzer arranged (i) to receive blood pumped by the blood pump, (ii) to receive fresh... Agent:

20150021253 - Feeder device for feeding aqueous acrolein solution to a main ballast water line of a ship: Feeder device for feeding aqueous acrolein solution to a main ballast water line of an apparatus for treating for an apparatus for shops for treating ballast water with acrolein comprises an annular nozzle which is dimensioned for usage in the main ballast water line, wherein the annular nozzle comprises a... Agent:

20150021255 - Dialysate extraction device: A dialysate extraction device comprising a dialysate extraction means including an inlet port and an outlet port adapted to be connected to a flow path of fluid for flowing the fluid therethrough and a projected collection port for collecting the fluid flowing through the inlet and outlet port; a outer... Agent:

20150021254 - Filtration device: A filtration device (3) has: a housing case (15) having a water inlet unit and a water outlet unit arranged on one end side thereof; and a membrane module (17) provided inside this housing case (15). A first flow path (31) for causing raw water that has flowed in from... Agent:

20150021256 - End cap retention device: Provided is a filter assembly including at least one end cap and at least one retainer mechanically locked to the end cap in a cavity and defining a region into which the bonding agent can flow to form a mechanical interlock with the retainer. Even if the bonding agent does... Agent: Parker-hannifin Corporation

20150021257 - Static filter screen: Stackable screening plates (3) with radial screening apertures (10) are carried on a tubular shaft having an axial key. The plates have a choice of keyways (14, 15) allowing the plates to be stacked in alternate angular positions. Spring tongues (16) formed integrally with the plates provide uniform but adjustable... Agent:

20150021258 - Antimicrobial application system with recycle and capture: A capture unit for use with an antimicrobial application unit may include an upstream filter and a downstream filter. The upstream filter may be positioned to receive effluent from the application unit and to filter solid components from the effluent. The resultant upstream effluent filtrate may then be passed downstream... Agent: Safe Foods Corporation

20150021259 - Flush valve filter: One embodiment includes a flush valve filter assembly. The flush valve filter includes a support structure configured to be placed in a conduit between a flush valve and a fluid inlet line. The support structure includes at least one locking finger extending in a first axial direction and at least... Agent: H2ok Solutions LLC

20150021260 - Separation membrane element and separation membrane module: A separation membrane element including a pair of separation membranes containing two separation membranes arranged so that the filtrate-side surfaces thereof are disposed in mutually opposed relation, and a plurality of resin members bonded to both of the mutually opposed filtrate-side surfaces, a peripheral edge of the pair of separation... Agent: Toray Industries

20150021261 - Porous polymer membrane: An object of the present invention is to provide porous polymer membranes with good water permeability and good hydrophilicity. The present invention relates to a porous polymer membrane including a copolymer (A) containing vinyl alcohol units and tetrafluoroethylene units, wherein an alternating ratio of the vinyl alcohol units and the... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20150021262 - Thin film composite membranes embedded with molecular cage compounds: A polymeric membrane on a support, wherein the polymeric membrane includes a crosslinked polymer covalently bound to a molecular cage compound. An interfacial polymerization method for making the polymeric membrane is also disclosed.... Agent:

20150021263 - Method and apparatus for extracting target molecules from a liquid by binding them to an activated polymer surface: An apparatus and method for producing the apparatus that is used to bind one or more different types of target molecules to a polymer surface that has been treated, and thereby activated, according to the method. A three or four step process to activate the surface is described. After activation,... Agent:

20150021264 - Treatment methods and treatment systems for plant effluents: A plant effluent treatment method includes a mixing treatment step that mixes a microorganism activating agent into plant effluent containing organic compounds as discharged from a chemical plant, petroleum plant or petrochemical plant and discharges it as mixing treatment effluent, and an aerobic treatment step that subjects the mixing treatment... Agent: Toray Industries, Inc.

20150021265 - Flow splitting in supercritical fluid chromatography systems: A method includes passing a mobile phase fluid flow comprising liquefied CO2 through a separation column; then introducing a makeup fluid flow into the mobile phase fluid flow to form a mixed fluid flow; and then splitting the mixed fluid flow.... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation

20150021266 - Operating method for membrane separation device and membrane separation device: A membrane separation device includes a separation membrane immersed in water to be treated and an air diffusion device positioned below the separation membrane, and provides treated water that has permeated through the separation membrane while diffusing air from the air diffusion device towards the separation membrane. A target value... Agent:

20150021268 - Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis systems having electrodeionization capabilities: Systems and methods for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis having integrated electrodeionization capabilities are provided. In an embodiment, the dialysis system includes a carbon source, a urease source and an electrodeionization unit. The carbon source and urease source can be in the form of removable cartridges.... Agent:

20150021267 - Preparation method of granular oxide adsorbent, and water treatment method using same: The present invention relates to a preparation method of a granular oxide adsorbent for water treatment in which a metal oxide is bound to the surface of polymer particles, and more specially, to a preparation method of a granular oxide adsorbent, comprising the following steps: putting polymer particles in an... Agent:

20150021269 - Controlling microbial activity and growth in a mixed phase system: A system and methods for controlling microbial activity and growth in a mixed phase system. The method includes providing a rare-earth compound. The method also includes injecting the rare-earth compound into a mixed phase system, wherein the rare earth compound binds with a phosphate in an aqueous phase to adsorb... Agent:

20150021270 - Pollution containment and/or filtration: Embodiments disclosed here include a buoyant filtration system and method including a buoyant inflatable segmented rim encircling a void and attached to a submersible bag. Some embodiments include the buoyant inflatable rim segments with an inflation/deflation valve, ballast attachment, a hose and pump to remove liquid from the void. Some... Agent:

20150021271 - Method and system of enhancing removal of toxic anions and organic solutes in sorbent dialysis: A method of sorbent dialysis is provided for enhanced removal of uremic toxins, such as toxic anions and/or organic solutes, from spent dialysate. More highly adsorbable zirconium polymeric complexes of these anions and/or organic solutes can be initially formed in spent dialysate by treatment with zirconium salt solution or other... Agent:

20150021272 - Apparatus for purifying wastewater and method thereof: The present inventions relates to an apparatus for purifying wastewater and a method thereof, which comprises: a stirring part to make bubbles impregnated into floc through high speed stirring by adding floc forming materials to influent and stirring them; an air supply part to supply air to the stirring part... Agent: Bluegreenlink Co., Ltd.

20150021273 - Produced water treatment in oil recovery: An oil recovery process that utilizes one or more filtration medium comprises a filter cake and a second filtration medium being nonwovens sheet to remove silica and/or oil and/or dissolved organics and/or dissolved solids from produced water which includes separating oil from the produced water and precipitating silica into particles... Agent:

20150021274 - Hyperbranched polymers: There is disclosed certain hyperbranched polyester amides with a cloud point of at least 50° C. in water with end groups selected from: two or more i] tertiary amine functional end groups ii) ammonium functional end groups, iii) polyalkylene glycol functional end groups; iv) quaternary ammonium zwitterionic end groups and/or... Agent:

20150021275 - Methods of using hydrogen peroxide for in-situ chemical oxidation treatment of soil and groundwater: Disclosed are methods of custom stabilization of the hydrogen peroxide used in the safe in-situ treatment of soil and groundwater. In one embodiment, disclosed is a method of in-situ chemical oxidation treatment of soil and/or groundwater wherein the hydrogen peroxide has been stabilized with carboxylate salt (e.g., sodium citrate, sodium... Agent:

20150021276 - Method for producing chlorine dioxide: The present invention provides a method for producing chlorine dioxide by reducing sodium chlorate with a reducing agent in the presence of a strong acid comprising feeding ammonium salt to the reactor to produce also chloramine. The present invention also provides a method for disinfecting water.... Agent:

20150021277 - Systems and methods for plasma-based fluid treatment: The disclosed invention relates to a liquid treatment system comprising a fluid input channel and a plasmatron coupled to the fluid input channel, the plasmatron operative to affix nitrogen to liquid received from the fluid input channel resulting in treated liquid. The system further comprises a liquid chamber connected to... Agent:

20150021278 - Apparatus for continuous hydrolysis: An apparatus for continuous hydrolysis of sludge comprising material of biological origin, such as organic material, the apparatus comprising a reactor with: an inlet for feeding sludge into the reactor in a feeding zone thereof, an inlet for feeding steam into the reactor in a steam feeding zone thereof, an... Agent: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support

20150021279 - Ozonization continuous reaction device and a working method thereof: The invention discloses an ozonization continuous reaction device, comprising a raw material inlet, a raw material distributing device, one or plurality of single reaction tubes, a product outlet and an air vent. The first end of the raw material distributing device is communicated with the raw material inlet; the first... Agent:

20150021280 - Materials handling and treatment: A belt filter apparatus for treating material to separate solid and liquid components comprises an endless belt structure adapted to circulate around a path incorporating guide roller structures around which the belt structure passes. The endless belt structure comprises an elongate belt portion of water permeable material, and has two... Agent:

20150021281 - Hybrid-scavenger, separator system and method: A hybrid scavenger operates downstream of a separator such as a gunbarrel separator for petroleum production. The separator may be overdriven to maximize use of a permitted reinjection rate. The hybrid scavenger then extracts water from the oil and oil from the water without having to treat the entire stream... Agent:

01/15/2015 > 32 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20150014228 - Auxiliary gray water source device for commercial kitchens: An auxiliary grey water supply device captures used wash water from a commercial warewashing machine for supply to a pre-rinse station without substantial modification of the commercial warewashing machine. The captured wash water is delivered to a pre-rinse station for pre-rinsing of dishes that will be washed within the commercial... Agent:

20150014229 - Chlorine measurement/filter testing/brine container monitoring of a water treatment system: The water treatment system, particularly pre-filtration unit of the water treatment system, comprising at least one chlorine sensor device, includes a salt-water treatment device which is connected to the chlorine sensor device, an electrolysis cell being disposed in the associated line, and thereafter a pump and a release valve.... Agent:

20150014230 - Organic-waste-processing apparatus, processing method, and control apparatus: An organic-waste-processing apparatus reducing a moisture of, and conducting a thermal operation process to, an organic waste, includes: a moisture-reducing unit; a combustion unit; a combustion-energy-supply unit; an energy-supply-operation controller; an organic-waste-energy-estimating unit; a total-energy-consumption measuring unit; a relation-maintaining unit; a quantitative-relationship-grasping unit; and a moisture reduction controller. The moisture... Agent:

20150014231 - Filtration assembly including a body, a head, a cartridge and means for retaining the cartridge on the head and the body, and corresponding filtration cartridge: A filtration assembly is provided for a liquid flowing in an engine or hydraulic equipment, of the type including a body with a head on top thereof, and a cylindrical member for holding a filtration cartridge containing a filtration medium defined by an upper flange and a lower flange. The... Agent: Cummins Filtration

20150014232 - Membrane modules: The invention relates to membrane modules and applications therefor. In particular, the invention relates to the construction of membrane modules for use in forward osmosis, heat exchange, and distillation processes.... Agent: Oasys Water, Inc.

20150014233 - Carafe filter with air lock prevention feature: A filter for gravity-fed applications, having filter media with a hollow center, the filter being generally prone to a degradation or cessation in fluid flow due to air entrapment or air lock within the filter housing cavity, which develops during filtering. A diffuser element is introduced to pierce the entrapped... Agent:

20150014234 - Wastewater treatment system: The wastewater treatment system includes a hollow, elongate, horizontally disposed, cylindrical body made from plastic is adapted for water storage and treatment. The cylindrical body includes reinforcement ribs formed by a helically wound steel band embedded in the plastic and extending between opposite open ends of the elongate cylindrical body.... Agent:

20150014235 - Systems and methods for providing a feedwell: Feedwell devices are described herein. While the described feedwells can include any suitable component, in some cases, the feedwell has a center portion, a launder, a weir, and/or a mixing zone. While the various components can have any suitable relationship with respect to each other, in some cases, the weir... Agent:

20150014236 - Portable water treatment device: A portable water treatment device comprising an outer shell having a substantially flat bottom and a plastic inner liner, wherein the outer shell and the plastic inner liner together define an internal chamber having a first end for influent of a water source and a second end for effluent of... Agent:

20150014237 - Filter element, filter device and method: A filter element for filtering a fluid, in particular a urea solution, has an end disk provided with an opening. A filter medium is provided that closes off the opening and enables flow of the fluid between a clean side and a raw side of the filter element.... Agent:

20150014238 - Device for filtering a thermoplastic melt: A device for filtering a thermoplastic melt, comprising a housing having at least one fluid feed channel and at least one fluid discharge channel and having at least two bores. The bores are in fluid communication with the fluid feed channel and the fluid discharge channel, and each houses a... Agent:

20150014239 - Filter device, especially liquid filter: A filter device comprises a hollow cylindrical filter element in a filter housing. The fluid that is to be purified is to radially flow through the filter element. The interior of the filter element forms an axial flow chamber for the fluid. An end plate is arranged on the front... Agent:

20150014240 - Filter media for gravity filtration applications: A gravity filter media fabricated from multiple spiral wound or pleated layers, where different layers are designed for specific contaminant removal process and the layers are combined into a single pack for ease of use. The layers or fiber sheets are chemically treated for contaminant removal, with different layers having... Agent:

20150014241 - Filter element of a filter, multilayer filter medium of a filter and filter: A filter element of a filter for filtering fluid has a multilayer filter medium through which the fluid flows in a flow direction from an inflow side to an outflow side of the filter medium for filtration. The filter medium has several layers including at least one filtration layer and... Agent:

20150014242 - Fluid intake screen: A screen for intake of fluid. The screen includes parallel and spaced rods, filtration material, a fitting, and structural members. The rods may be distributed in a cylindrical configuration. The filtration material, in some embodiments spirally wrapped wire, is disposed around the rods to define an interior volume. The fitting... Agent:

20150014243 - Inorganic phase separation membrane and the application thereof in oil-water separation: An inorganic phase separation membrane and an application thereof in an oil-water separation relate to a field of a functional material technology, and more particularly to a super-hydrophilic and underwater super-oleophobic inorganic phase separation membrane with a micro-nano scale, a surface recombination, and mesh structure, wherein, a molecular sieve coating... Agent:

20150014244 - Composite semipermeable membrane: To provide a composite semipermeable membrane capable of maintaining high removal performance even after its supporting membrane has come into contact with an aqueous solution high in salt concentration. A composite semipermeable membrane including: a supporting membrane which includes a substrate and a porous supporting layer; and a separation functional... Agent: Toray Industries, Inc.

20150014245 - Modular wastewater treatment plant: The invention relates to a wastewater treatment plant, specifically a modular plant for the treatment of organic wastewater, in which the number of devices depends on the amount of water to be treated and on the quality of the starting water and that required for the water at the end... Agent:

20150014246 - Wastewater treatment apparatus and process therefor: Wastewater treatment plants and processes for treating wastewater are described. The wastewater treatment plant utilizes channel plug flow dynamics with attached growth media and pure oxygen or mixtures of pure oxygen and compressed air.... Agent:

20150014247 - Field water purification system filter: A field water purification system filter is described. The filter includes a water tight enclosure formed between two layers of a polymeric material, an inlet and an outlet are coupled to the water tight enclosure. A filter envelope including a quantity of filter media is inside the water tight enclosure.... Agent:

20150014248 - Method and system for generating strong brines: Methods and systems for generating strong brines are disclosed in which a feed stream and a draw inlet stream are passed through a forward osmosis membrane to create a concentrate and a draw outlet stream, the draw outlet stream is passed through a reverse osmosis membrane to create a reverse... Agent:

20150014249 - Method of controlling medical fluid therapy machine brightness: A method of controlling a medical fluid therapy machine display brightness includes: performing a medical fluid therapy using the medical fluid therapy machine, the medical fluid therapy machine including a display; sensing an amount of ambient light impinging the display without receiving light directly from the display; controlling a level... Agent:

20150014250 - Chlorine measurement/filter testing/brine container monitoring of a water treatment system: The water treatment system, particularly reverse-osmosis system, comprising a water line with a plurality of filter stages, is characterized in that before and after at least one filter stage a respective line branches off from the water line, which is provided with a valve adapted to be switched by a... Agent:

20150014251 - Chlorine measurement/filter testing/brine container monitoring of a water treatment system: The water treatment system, particularly pre-filtration unit of the water treatment system, comprising at least one chlorine sensor device, is characterized in that the water treatment system contains a salt-water treatment device which is connected to the chlorine sensor device, an electrolysis cell being disposed in the associated line, and... Agent:

20150014252 - Water bottle coupled with filtration device: Water bottle coupled with a filtration cartridge including a plastic reservoir sufficiently flexible so that it can be gripped and squeezed, a drinking cap removably attached to the reservoir, a replaceable filtering element removably coupled with the drinking spout portion of the cap through which water inside the reservoir passes... Agent:

20150014253 - Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using metal-doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles: The removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using metal-doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles is a method that comprises contacting the aqueous solution with metal-doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The three transition metals tungsten, vanadium and iron were selected for doping of titanium dioxide. Removal of the toxic heavy metals Pb(II), Zn(II)... Agent:

20150014254 - Method and system for cleaning degraded oil: A Method for cleaning degraded oil comprising oil-soluble degradation products and a system for implementing the method are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving an inlet flow (1, 1a, 1b) of degraded oil, precipitating oil-soluble degradation products from the degraded oil by cooling the degraded oil, passing the... Agent: C.c Jensen A/s

20150014255 - Methods and systems for treating caustic materials: Methods and systems for treating caustic materials are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for treating caustic materials includes the steps of providing a first caustic solution stream including phenolic constituents and naphthenic constituents, mixing the first caustic solution stream with an acid solution, and separating phenolic acids from... Agent:

20150014256 - Convertible filtration system: A convertible filtration system for use with cartridge filters and bag-type filters for filtering contaminated fluids comprising a filtration system housing, a base attached to the filtration system housing, and a lid mechanism for generating sealing pressure between the lid mechanism and the filtration system housing. The filtration system housing... Agent:

20150014257 - Kch hybrid screen changers: A screen filter comprises a housing defining a melt passage for molten thermoplastic material. A guide channel in the housing is configured and arranged to direct a continuous screen filter across the melt passage. A gate blocks an exit section of the guide channel during initial formation of a solidified... Agent: Parkinson Machinery & Manufacturing

20150014258 - System and method to treat a multiphase stream: A system and method for enhancing separation of a denser phase liquid from a lighter phase liquid within a multiphase stream. In one example, a cyclonic coalescer has a tubular housing and a plurality of coaxial flow chambers extending in the axial direction of the housing. A swirling element is... Agent:

20150014259 - Dual parallel lateral with internal air distribution pipe: A dual parallel underdrain lateral for use in a filtration system having a filtration media includes a primary conduit extending along the underdrain lateral, which has a plurality of metering orifices for providing gas and liquid thereby; a secondary conduit, where the secondary conduit has a plurality of dispersion apertures... Agent:

01/08/2015 > 30 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20150008168 - Device for treating water by means of a replaceable filter cartridge: A device for treating water by means of a replaceable filter cartridge comprising a device (2) for determining and/or signalling a spent status of the filter cartridge that is removably housed in a housing seat (3). The determining and/or signalling device (2) and the housing seat (3) are provided with... Agent:

20150008167 - Ultraviolet water disinfection system: A solution for treating a fluid, such as water, is provided. An ultraviolet transparency of a fluid can be determined before or as the fluid enters a disinfection chamber. In the disinfection chamber, the fluid can be irradiated by ultraviolet radiation to harm microorganisms that may be present in the... Agent: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.

20150008169 - Combined bioreactor for the treatment of waste water, by means of anaerobic, aerobic and anoxic processes of degradation of organic matter with zone separator system and collection of biogases, scum and sludge: A bioreactor for anaerobic, aerobic and anoxic digestion of organic matter from wastewater, having a bottom anaerobic zone where the wastewater is fed where anaerobic bacteria produces biogas and the sludge produced is deposited on the bottom and subsequently extracted. An anoxic middle zone contains denitrifying bacteria which converts nitrates... Agent:

20150008170 - Oil additive and oil filter: An oil additive includes a hydrotalcite-like compound, and a radical trapping agent having a melting point of 130° C. or higher.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150008171 - Pneumatically/hydraulically actuated fluoropolymer-hplc chromatographic system for use with harsh reagents: The invention provides a high-performance liquid chromatography system, said system is controlled in temperature by running a fluid in sleeves that surround the different parts of the system. All parts in contact with the fluid are made in fluoropolymer, carbon-filled fluoropolymer, or carbon-fiber fluoropolymer. The system comprises at least one... Agent:

20150008172 - Filter element and filter device: A filter element for filtering a urea-water solution has a filter medium having an internal space. A supporting body is disposed in the internal space and has a hollow space which protrudes into the internal space. The hollow space is closed relative to a filtered side of the filter element... Agent:

20150008173 - Manifold bracket assembly for a modular encapsulated water treatment system: A manifold bracket assembly has a bracket body and multiple filter heads. The filter heads are mounted on the bracket body, and each filter head has an outer casing, a filter connector, two keyed tabs and two tab fasteners. The filter connector and the keyed tabs are securely mounted in... Agent:

20150008174 - Hg sensor using anisotropic au nanoparticles and related water remediation: A method of sensing Hg and related Hg sensing system for fluid samples includes the steps of providing a sensing solution including a plurality of anisotropic Au nanoparticles, and contacting a water sample or an air sample suspected of containing Hg or a vapor stream derived from the water sample... Agent: University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20150008175 - Transverse-mounted membrane filtration apparatus: A transverse-mounted membrane filtration apparatus includes an air diffuser device including a shelf-shaped member and a gas-feeding unit, the shelf-shaped member including a plurality of shelf boards being arranged in a flow path segment at an immediate upstream of an end surface of a membrane element with a predetermined distance... Agent:

20150008176 - Dual bag filter: A dual bag filter is provided where a replaceable filter element resides in and is sealed to a filter housing. The filter element has a mounting ring, an inner bag, and an outer bag. The inner bag is sized such that it has more surface area than the outer bag... Agent:

20150008177 - Honeycomb shaped porous ceramic body, manufacturing method for same, and honeycomb shaped ceramic separation membrane structure: A separation membrane structure 1 has partition walls 3 including a honeycomb shaped porous ceramic body 9 provided with a large number of pores, and cells 4 to become through channels of a fluid are formed by the partition walls 3. The cells 4 include separation cells 4a and slit... Agent:

20150008178 - Honeycomb shaped porous ceramic body, manufacturing method for same, and honeycomb shaped ceramic separation membrane structure: There are disclosed a honeycomb shaped porous ceramic body to manufacture a honeycomb shaped ceramic separation membrane structure in which a separation performance does not deteriorate under a higher operation pressure than before, a manufacturing method for the porous body, and a honeycomb shaped ceramic separation membrane structure. The honeycomb... Agent:

20150008179 - Antithrombogenic hollow fiber membranes and filters: The invention relates to extracorporeal blood circuits, and components thereof (e.g., hollow fiber membranes, potted bundles, and blood tubing), including 0.005% to 10% (w/w) surface modifying macromolecule. The extracorporeal blood circuits have an antithrombogenic surface and can be used in hemofiltration, hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, hemoconcentration, blood oxygenation, and related uses.... Agent:

20150008180 - Honeycomb shaped porous ceramic body, manufacturing method for same, and honeycomb shaped ceramic separation membrane structure: An object of the present invention is to provide a honeycomb shaped porous ceramic body in which a strength deteriorates less than before after a separation layer is formed, a manufacturing method for the porous ceramic body, and a honeycomb shaped ceramic separation membrane structure. A honeycomb shaped porous ceramic... Agent:

20150008181 - Wastewater treatment using controlled solids input to an anaerobic digester: The present invention is a system and process for livestock waste management that operates more efficiently than existing technologies with less maintenance and with less chemical process components (and thus chemical handling) with recovery of useful end products. The invention comprises solids separation of the waste to remove solids in... Agent: Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.

20150008182 - Process for garbage and sewage treatment through a method able to accelerate the anaerobic digestion output and product resulting therefrom further allowing the use of varying feedstock: The present invention discloses a system stimulating the increase in efficiency of anaerobic digestion of a plurality of feedstock streams upon stimulation of microbial feedstock ability and methanogen predominance in the digestion microbial mass.... Agent: Biowaste Energy, Lda

20150008183 - Sensor and method of sensing for dialysis machine: A dialysis machine useful in hemodialysis can process or treat a reverse osmosis water flow received through the machine to prepare a dialysate. The machine can include an additive source to introduce an additive, such as bicarbonate, to the reverse osmosis water flow. The machine can include a sensor in... Agent:

20150008184 - Device for a biological liquid treatment installation: The invention concerns a device comprising a base (2) and a door (20), said device having a closed door position in which a circuit (8) of the device comprises a bag comprising two flexible films and connectors of the conveying network, and a press (9) comprising a first she (16)... Agent:

20150008185 - Hollow fiber type semipermeable membrane, method for manufacturing the same, module, and water treatment method: A hollow fiber type semipermeable membrane which achieves both water permeability and selectivity in high level and performs efficient treatment using small membrane area utilizing the concentration difference from high concentration liquid having high osmotic pressure. The hollow fiber type semipermeable membrane is characterized in that, when an aqueous solution... Agent: Toyobo Co., Ltd.

20150008186 - Process for removal of radioactive contamination from wastewater: A process removes radioactive contamination from wastewater obtained in the decontamination of a cooling circuit of nuclear reactors or of parts thereof or in the course of operation of a nuclear reactor. A MnO2 precipitate is exclusively produced in the wastewater with the aid of permanganate ions added thereto as... Agent:

20150008187 - Blood-pretreating apparatus and method: Provided are a blood-pretreating apparatus and method for removing corpuscles and abundant albumin from whole blood by use of microbeads. The blood-pretreating apparatus comprises a filter unit, packed with microbeads, for filtering out corpuscles and albumin through the microbeads from a blood sample introduced thereto; and a plasma storage unit... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150008188 - Electromagnetic boom and environmental cleanup application for use in conjunction with magnetizable oil: A method and system for efficient oil spill cleanup are disclosed. Inserting magnetic filings in the oil magnetizes the spilled oil. An electromagnetic boom associated with an oil spill cleanup apparatus are used to create a magnetic field proximate to the electromagnetic boom. The magnetic field draws the magnetized oil... Agent: Fermi Research Alliance, LLC

20150008189 - Evaporative treatment method for aqueous solution: The present invention provides an aqueous solution evaporative treatment method that makes it possible to efficiently perform evaporative treatment of a silica-containing aqueous solution. The aqueous solution evaporative treatment method comprises a seed crystal mixing step of adding to and mixing with a silica-containing aqueous solution a silicate as seed... Agent:

20150008191 - Low-turbulent aerator and aeration method: Rotation of the impeller creates a low-pressure zone (vacuum) allowing gas conveyed via gas conveyance tube to come into contact with rotating impeller forming a gas-liquid mixture at the impeller interface wherein bubbles are formed. Gas-liquid mixture chamber confines gas bubbles thereby allowing the action of impeller and liquid shearing... Agent:

20150008190 - Method and system for processing a stream comprising glycol based and kinetic hydrate inhibitors: A stream processing system, where the stream comprises a glycol based hydrate inhibitor and a kinetic hydrate inhibitor (KHI) is provided. The system comprises a thermal oxidation unit (31) and a processing unit comprising a stream inlet(9), a fluid inlet (11) and a mixture outlet (15) in fluid communication with... Agent:

20150008192 - Fluid decontamination method: A method for decontaminating a biologically contaminated fluid, comprising the steps of: providing a substrate comprising an open-cell foam at least substantially coated with a solution consisting essentially of an organo-functional silane-based quarternary ammonium salt at a concentration of between approximately 0.10 percent to approximately 3.7 percent in water; at... Agent:

20150008194 - Disc filter: A filter device having a vent device for inhibiting formation of a vacuum in the filter device. The filter device includes a drum for receiving the liquid wherein the drum includes a drum headspace. The filter device also includes filter sets for filtering the liquid. The drum is rotated to... Agent:

20150008193 - Systems and methods for extracting particulate from raw slurry material: A separation system for separating solids from a slurry of waste material employs first and second separator assemblies. The first separator assembly has a main housing and a perforated drum supported for rotation relative to the main housing. The second separator assembly has a barrel member and an auger blade... Agent:

20150008195 - Method for washing a filter having at least two layers of filtering media, in particular for filtering seawater, and equipment for implementing said method: The invention relates to a method for washing a filter (F) having at least two layers of filtering media (4, 5) for raw water containing components having a tendency to form cakes (M), in particular for seawater, the layers of filtering media being supported by a base (6) comprising pass-through... Agent:

20150008196 - Grit removal system: A grit removal system for tanks with a need to remove settled solids (e.g., anaerobic digester tank) is described. The system is especially suitable for a large tank, preferably having a flat floor, and it works well while submerged under a liquid. Specifically, a periphery-driven rack & pinion mechanism drives... Agent:

01/01/2015 > 28 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20150001139 - Real-time integrity monitoring of separation membranes: A membrane integrity monitoring system includes: (1) a metering unit fluidly connected to a feed side of a separation membrane unit; (2) a detection unit fluidly connected to a permeate side of the separation membrane unit; and (3) a data acquisition and processing unit connected to the detection unit. The... Agent:

20150001140 - Water filtration system and method: A water filtration system that includes a filter manifold having a rotatable cover is provided. A filter cartridge is provided that includes a sump having a filter head integrally secured to a first end and cap releasably secured to a second end. A locking mechanism extending from the cover locks... Agent:

20150001141 - Device for generating electricity from a pressurized water circulation system: A device for generating electricity from a pressurized water circulation system is disclosed. The device utilizes water flow within a tubular member to provide mechanical force to rotate a rotor. The electrical generator includes a rotor comprising an impeller, wherein the rotor is configured to receive liquid flow within an... Agent:

20150001142 - Hydro-kinetic reactor tank: A high efficiency reactor tank is designed to remove pollutants from domestic wastewater. Embodiments of the tank can include at least one integrally-molded internal wall that divides the tank into at least two chambers and which can be a one-piece tank with at least one top riser. The internal wall... Agent:

20150001143 - Oil filter conversion kit: An engine oil filter conversion assembly is provided for allowing a user to replace a standard canister oil filter with an assembly that facilitates removal and replacement of the internal paper filter element therein. The assembly comprises a housing similar to a canister oil filter, wherein the canister includes removably... Agent:

20150001144 - No filter no run fluid filtration system: Improvements to “no filter, no run” fluid filtration systems are described. In one example, a filter includes a movable pin cage that has a first pre-installation position adjacent the bottom end plate and is temporarily connected thereto by a snap connection system, and a second position adjacent the upper end... Agent: Cummins Filtration Ip, Inc.

20150001145 - Biofilter for wastewater digestion: The invention relates to a biofilter for wastewater digestion, comprising: an outer tank (1), a supply pipe (7) that extends to the centre of the tank (1) through a sealed upper inner tank (8) having peripheral openings (22) at a height lower than that of the supply pipe (7), and... Agent:

20150001146 - Porous composite membrane including microporous membrane layers and nanofiber layer: A filtration member comprising a nanofiber layer and two nanoporous membrane layers is disclosed. The filtration member can be used to remove particles and gels from photoresist and other fluids by a combination of sieving and non-sieving particle retention mechanisms.... Agent: Entegris, Inc.

20150001147 - Filter module and modular filter system: One aspect of the invention relates to a filter module comprising: —a filter element having at least one filter medium which separates a filtrate side and a retentate side of the filter element from one another, and having a filter medium holder to which the filter medium is attached and... Agent:

20150001148 - Filter media: A filter element is disclosed made from a gathered paper web that may be crimped, embossed, and/or corrugated. In accordance with the present disclosure, the paper web is treated with at least two different additives. The first additive comprises amphiphilic molecules, having hydrophilic and hydrophobic ends such as a ketene... Agent:

20150001149 - Wastewater treatment systems and methods: The present invention relates to improved wastewater treatment systems and methods. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes microbial consortia and the final effluent of the treated wastewater is remarkably clean, and has low levels of hazardous chemicals, unwanted nutrient values and/or total solids. Advantageously, the wastewater treatment system and... Agent: Kuehnle Agrosystems, Inc.

20150001150 - Membrane distillation apparatus and methods: Membranes for membrane distillation include at least one hollow fiber porous hydrophobic membrane, the at least one membrane including carbon nanotubes incorporated into the pore structure of the membrane. Membrane distillation systems may include a heat exchanger operably connected to a hollow fiber membrane module with one or more membranes... Agent: New Jersey Institute Of Technology

20150001151 - Water treatment system, and water treating method in water treatment system: A water treatment system 1 includes a pre-treating unit for pre-treating a raw water; a desalting unit having a separating membrane unit for separating substance to be separated from the raw water pre-treated in the pre-treating unit, using a separating membrane; and a monitoring unit between the pre-treating unit and... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150001152 - Methods of removing smectite clay and toxic materials from water: Methods of removing smectite clay from water using Wollastonite and a method of removing toxic materials from the Wollastonite treated water. In addition, the method comprises removing toxic materials from water using only the Wollastonite.... Agent:

20150001153 - Polymer particles and methods of using these for oil recovery: The invention provides methods that use particles comprising a polymer to absorb and recover oil. The methods can be used for oil spill cleanup, oil recovery, extraction of oil from an oil-water emulsion, etc. In some embodiments, the particles are distributed to an oil spill site or another environment where... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20150001154 - Fluid filtration medium: A method of forming a treated granulized zeolite product includes applying a cationic surfactant to a granulized zeolite material, such that an amount applied to the granulized zeolite material covers at least 20 percent of the ECEC sites of the granulized zeolite material, granulizing a zeolite material to produce the... Agent:

20150001157 - Methods and apparatus for multi-part treatment of liquids containing contaminants using zero valent nanoparticles: Methods and apparatus provide for subjecting water contaminated with one or more heavy metals to an ion exchange process such that a total quantity of anions within the water are reduced; and subsequent to the anion exchange process, bringing the contaminated water into contact with zero valent nanoparticles to remove... Agent:

20150001155 - Methods and apparatus for synthesis of stabilized zero valent nanoparticles: Methods and apparatus provide for zero valent nanoparticles coated with a stabilizer to inhibit oxidation, where the coating includes at least one of activated carbon, graphene, an inorganic oxide, and an organic material.... Agent:

20150001156 - Methods and apparatus for treatment of liquids containing contaminants using zero valent nanoparticles: Methods and apparatus provide for an inorganic substrate having at least one surface having a plurality of pores; zero valent nanoparticles deposited on the at least one surface and within at least some of the pores; and a stabilizer engaging the zero valent nanoparticles and operating to inhibit oxidation of... Agent:

20150001158 - Cleaning systems devices and processes: A cleaning system that includes a meter operatively connected to a cleaning device, and where the flow of waste water activates the cleaning device, and which device removes contaminates from the meter.... Agent:

20150001159 - Phosphate recovery from wastewater: Provided are methods for recovering phosphate from wastewater by treating the wastewater with calcium containing compounds to raise its pH to near neutral values in order to precipitate calcium phosphate compounds, such as brushite, from the wastewater.... Agent:

20150001160 - Separation of biocomponents from ddgs: A multi stage process for the progressive removal of protein and isolating streams containing cellulose fibers and oil from a waste stream containing Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles is disclosed. Targeted polymers are added to the source and separated streams prior to passing the streams through separation equipment including a... Agent:

20150001163 - Liquid processing system and control method: A liquid processing system has: processing units of n stages in which each processing unit includes one or a plurality of processing lines, each processing line includes an ultraviolet ray irradiating unit, and the number of processing lines of an m-th stage processing unit is larger than the number of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150001161 - Liquid treatment station including plural mobile units and methods for operation thereof: A mobile liquid treatment station and operation methods are disclosed, the station having a mobile treatment unit and separate mobile treatment management unit. A plurality of serial containment compartments at the treatment unit for performance of chemical dosing and solids separation are provided and are monitored with sensors. The management... Agent: Rockwater Resource, LLC

20150001162 - System, method and use for monitoring an environmental condition in a storm drain: The present invention relates to a system (100) for monitoring an environmental condition in a storm drain (102, 104), the system comprising: A storm drain (102, 104), containing a filter device (134) comprising a filter unit (130) and a floating carrier (132) for carrying the filter unit (130). At least... Agent:

20150001164 - Submerged arc removal of contaminants from liquids: To remove a contaminant from a liquid, a pulsed electrical arc discharge is effected between two electrodes immersed in the liquid, thereby creating a plurality of particles within the liquid. One or both of the electrodes is metallic, for example iron or titanium. Before the pulsed electrical arc discharge is... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.

20150001165 - Filter cleaning system and method: A filter cleaning system and method utilizes stationary conduit frames to discharge a cleaning fluid onto a filter without requiring removal of the filter. An intake valve positions on a housing upper end for receiving the fluid from an external source. A primary conduit extends along a longitudinal axis of... Agent:

20150001166 - Submersible filter system: Provided is a filter system including an exposed filtration media. The filter system further includes a raw liquid inlet flow path into a filtering side of the filtration media, a filtered liquid outlet flow path at a filtered side of the filtration media extending to a filtered liquid collecting port,... Agent: Amiad Water Systems Ltd.

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