Navigation Links
University success at national engineering awards
Date:10/8/2008

Technology that could reduce the environmental impact of oil drilling and a scientific technique that can be used to help map out oil deposits, improve the accuracy of carbon dating and even detect the use of illegal steroids in athletes have scooped two national awards.

The research projects led by academics in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham picked up the accolades at The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards 2008.

Now in their second year, the awards recognise and reward excellence in collaboration between the UK's universities and some of its most dynamic companies.

Professor Sam Kingman and his colleague Dr John Robinson led the research which won the Environmental Technology Award. The innovative work uses microwave energy to selectively heat and evaporate sea water to enable more efficient removal of oil from waste rock produced as a by-product of oil drilling.

The research, carried out in collaboration with colleagues at the universities of Greenwich and Stellenbosch in South Africa, is based on selective heating, an analogy of the 'jam doughnut' principle in which the jam in a doughnut will heat up more quickly than the dough when heated in a microwave. Similarly, the water in the waste produced by drilling will heat up more quickly and evaporate, lifting oil droplets into the steam and be carried away.

Heat is a traditional treatment method for drilling wastes, usually by heating the bulk of the waste in a furnace or oven but the new microwave technique is far more efficient, using around six to seven times less energy.

Professor Colin Snape's work on the scientific process of hydrogen pyrolysis, in collaboration with Engineering Quality Systems and reactor engineering specialist Strata Technology, won this year's Business Support of Universities Award.

Hydrogen pyrolysis also known as HyPy was a method originally used to liquefy large quantities of coal. I
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
2. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
3. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
4. Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces
5. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
6. Antioxidant to retard wrinkles discovered by Hebrew University researcher
7. Society for General Microbiology 161st Meeting, University of Edinburgh
8. Boston University biomedical engineers find chink in bacterias armor
9. KAUST and American University in Cairo to collaborate on research and academic development
10. UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source
11. University of Minnesota study refutes belief that black men have more aggressive prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman ... teach too. , With their unusually large brains relative ... in a complex social environment---not merely in a large ... but in a dynamic setting of alliances and competitors. ... dolphins, whales, primates, and social carnivores, like hyenas and ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Ohio (September 17, 2014)The North American Menopause Society ... the comprehensive care of midlife womenon everything from ... "The North American Menopause Society Recommendations for Clinical ... in the Society,s journal Menopause . This ... for the care of midlife women freely available ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... biology taught us that we inherit certain traits from ... could change how these genes play out by taking ... That,s exactly what a team of researchers at ... through their research of epigenetics research. , Epigenetics ... modifying DNA and histone proteins, which prevent permanent mutations ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Being social: Learning from the behavior of birds 2Epigenetic drugs: A hope to treat cancer resistance and reduce cancer relapse? 2Epigenetic drugs: A hope to treat cancer resistance and reduce cancer relapse? 3
... impact on the diversity of beneficial microbial fungi known ... and maintenance of healthy ecosystems, according to new research ... Environmental Microbiology . The conclusions could have important implications ... tackle food security issues. The study was led ...
... FL. -- The first genetic study to compare nuclear ... manatees confirmed their designation as separate subspecies. Belize,s manatees, ... raising questions about their long-term genetic viability. The ... breeding population of Antillean manatees and is touted by ...
... University,s expanding research, education and entrepreneurial endeavors in ... of the Center for Photonics Innovation. The ... the center, which will combine university research and ... and engineering, and bioengineering. The center,s research ...
Cached Biology News:Farm management choice can benefit fungi key to healthy ecosystems 2Manatee subspecies genetically confirmed, but diversity challenge looms 2Manatee subspecies genetically confirmed, but diversity challenge looms 3Focus on photonics 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... SAN DIEGO and PRINCETON, N.J. ... Inc. (NASDAQ: OTCQB:AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic ... conditions, and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), ... the 2014 Exosomes & SingleCell Analysis Summit. ... of Exosome Sciences will give a presentation entitled: "Exosomes: ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... JH Technologies announces the grand ... JH Technologies, a leader in sales and support ... expanded partnership with Leica Microsystems into the Southern California ... solutions will be featured at the grand opening slated ... facility is located within the JH Technologies office’s at ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the ... the cost and predictability of non-adherence in type 2 ... of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ... , Ph.D., of Analysis Group, Inc. presented data from ... studies to characterize the prevalence of non-adherence and serial ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Sept. 17, 2014 ... VCYT ), a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field ... M. Hall to chief operating officer. Mr. ... to spearhead the company,s commercial entry into endocrinology. Since ... service operations, as well as managed care and billing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aethlon Medical and Exosome Sciences To Present at the Exosomes & SingleCell Analysis Summit 2Aethlon Medical and Exosome Sciences To Present at the Exosomes & SingleCell Analysis Summit 3JH Technologies displays newest microscope imaging technology at Southern California showroom grand opening 2JH Technologies displays newest microscope imaging technology at Southern California showroom grand opening 3Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 2Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 3Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 4Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 5Veracyte, Inc. Announces Promotion of Christopher M. Hall To Chief Operating Officer 2Veracyte, Inc. Announces Promotion of Christopher M. Hall To Chief Operating Officer 3Veracyte, Inc. Announces Promotion of Christopher M. Hall To Chief Operating Officer 4
... uniform magnetic fields to drive iron-bearing nanoparticles to metal ... a drug payload that successfully prevents blockages in those ... better results at a lower dose than conventional non-magnetic ... the research is the latest in a series of ...
... ... creating an integration breakthrough with toxicology software and study-scaled capsule filling device. ... Greifensee, ... Data System (PDS) and METTLER TOLEDO (MT), global manufacturer of weighing technology, announce ...
... ... ... incredible chances to meet Taylor Swift . 100% of the proceeds will go towards the charity., ... 5/8 in Moline, IL 6/2 in Washington, D.C. This ...
Cached Biology Technology:Magnetic fields drive drug-loaded nanoparticles to reduce blood vessel blockages in an animal study 2Magnetic fields drive drug-loaded nanoparticles to reduce blood vessel blockages in an animal study 3Magnetic fields drive drug-loaded nanoparticles to reduce blood vessel blockages in an animal study 4Mettler Toledo and PDS Pathology Data Systems Integrate Powerful Solutions for Faster and More Accurate Preclinical Studies 2Mettler Toledo and PDS Pathology Data Systems Integrate Powerful Solutions for Faster and More Accurate Preclinical Studies 3Meet Taylor Swift! Concert Tickets with Meet and Greet Opportunities to Benefit City of Hope 2
... Jouan MSC series of Class II ... conditions and certification to the world's ... ensures that the cabinets cannot be ... Natural lighting, low noise and arm ...
...
... HM-4000 Multidizer is designed with a ... orbital, rotating - all in one unit. ... Two independently operating compartments allow for hybridization ... or motion , The upper chamber ...
... sleek design loaded with class-leading features, the 1400 Series ... work is safe and consistent every time you use ... 1400 Series reduces power consumption by as much as ... over the life of the cabinet. Multiply this ...
Biology Products: