South Dakota State University is a public research university located in Brookings, South Dakota. It is the state's largest and second oldest university. A land-grant university and sun grant university, founded under the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act, SDSU offers programs of study required by, or harmonious to, this Act. In step with this land-grant heritage and mission, SDSU has a special focus on academic programs in agriculture, engineering, nursing, and pharmacy, as well as the liberal arts. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies SDSU as a Research University with high research activity. The graduate program is classified as Doctoral/Science, Technology, Engineering, Math dominant. SDSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, which governs the state's six public universities and two special schools. Wikipedia.
South Dakota State University | Date: 2013-07-11
The invention is directed to improved methods for producing high-quality activated carbons from biochar. The invention also provides materials and methods for creation of activated carbons useful for purification of water, adsorption of gases or vapors, and catalyst supports. The methods include ash modification, physical activation, the addition of a catalyst, chemical activation, and removal and/or recycling of the catalyst. The usefulness of the present method is that it results in the production of a high-quality activated carbon from a waste product of the biofuel manufacturing process, thereby increasing the economic sustainability and viability of the biofuel production process itself.
South Dakota State University | Date: 2015-02-03
The present invention describes methods to produce vaccines and antibodies, which methods including contacting follicular dendritic cells (FDC) with nave B-cells to mimic conditions in the germinal center (CG) in vitro, including methods of enhancing antibody production in hybridoma cells and compositions comprising product of the instant methods.
South Dakota State University | Date: 2014-11-01
The present invention describes a non-aqueous organic solution for Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) of nanoparticles onto thin films, including method of using said non-aqueous organic solution and EPD to produce films containing such nanoparticles for use in LED devices, Li ion batteries, as solar absorbers, and as thin film transistors.
South Dakota State University | Date: 2013-07-07
Reactors for the pyrolysis of pyrolyzable matter, pyrolysis systems incorporating the reactors and methods of using the reactors are provided. Also provided are systems and methods for integrating the pyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation of pyrolyzable matter. The pyrolysis reactors create a horizontally rotating, fluidized-bed to which pyrolyzable matter, such as biomass, may be converted via pyrolysis into liquid fuels and/or value-added chemicals.
South Dakota State University | Date: 2012-02-24
The disclosed embodiments provide cyanobacteria spp. that have been genetically engineered to have increased production of carbon-based products of interest. These genetically engineered hosts efficiently convert carbon dioxide and light into carbon-based products of interest such as long chained hydrocarbons. Several constructs containing polynucleotides encoding enzymes active in the metabolic pathways of cyanobacteria are disclosed. In many instances, the cyanobacteria strains have been further genetically modified to optimize production of the carbon-based products of interest. The optimization includes both up-regulation and down-regulation of particular genes.