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The present invention concerns a method for the removal of radionuclides from water, wherein at least one absorption additive that has an absorptive effect on the nuclides and at least one filter device that is impermeable to the adsorption additive and the nuclides absorbed thereon are used. An improved removal rate is achieved with reduced equipment expenditure when an adsorption layer is formed from the adsorption additive on an inflow-side surface of the respective filter device.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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ITN newsreader Nina Hossain to host the Bathroom Manufacturers Association annual bathroom conference


News Article | May 5, 2017
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« Amyris announces much better than expected sales of farnesene to meet accelerated demand for liquid farnesene rubber by global tire brands | Main | U of Illinois researchers develop new capabilities for genome-wide engineering of yeast » Researchers at France-based battery major Saft, along with colleagues at Université Paris Est, have, for the first time, used a nanocomposite metal hydride as the anode in a complete solid-state battery with a sulfur cathode and LiBH electrolyte. The cell shows a high reversible capacity of 910 mAh g−1 with discharge plateaus at 1.8 V and 1.4 V. Capacity remains at 85% of the initial value over the 25 first charge/discharge cycles. A paper on their development is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are one of the most attractive candidates for the next generation of high-energy rechargeable Li batteries because of their high specific energy at a working voltage of ca. 2.2 V. For the assembly of Li-S batteries, metallic Li as negative electrode is commonly paired with S as positive active material due to their high theoretical capacities (Li, 3860 mAh g-1; S, 1672 mAh g-1). However, the use of metallic Li deals with serious safety hazards as fire or explosion of the battery, thus considering its substitution by high capacity anodes as an interesting approach. In the recent years, metal hydrides (MH) have been proposed as breakthrough negative electrode materials for lithium ion batteries (LiBs) owing to their high theoretical Li storage capacities, and suitable working potentials of 0.1-1.0 V vs. Li+/Li. MgH and TiH exhibit high theoretical capacities of 2038 mAh g-1 and 1074 mAh g-1 with average potentials of 0.5 and 0.16 V vs. Li+/Li, respectively. These hydrides exhibit excellent performance in half all-solid-state (ASS) cells with LiBH as solid electrolyte (SE) and metallic Li as anode. However, their implementation as negative active materials in complete cells has not been yet accomplished. It is necessary to find suitable lithium-based positive materials with similar theoretical capacities and chemical compatibility with the electrolyte to pair them. In this context, the Sulphur/Lithium sulfide (S/Li S) redox couple appears to be an ideal candidate. Indeed, it has been shown to offer an excellent compatibility and performance in ASS batteries using LiBH as solid electrolyte (~800 mAh g-1 after 50 cycles). From this inspiring background, we decided to evaluate the performance of MH anodes with the S/Li S couple integrated in an ASS battery. The team used a a hydride-based nanocomposite 0.8MgH2 -0.2TiH as the anode material and a Li S composite as the cathode. LiBH was used as the solid electrolyte due to its high Li+ conductivity of 10-3 S cm-1 at 120 ˚C. The redox reaction for this cell can be written as: This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first high capacity all-solid-state battery using metal hydrides as anode. The compatibility of other solid electrolytes with high Li+ conductivity at lower temperatures such as Li (BH ) X (X = Cl, Br, I) is envisaged for this redox system. Further studies on the cathode and anode composites will be investigated in order to improve the overall performance of the battery. The research was funded from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration under grant agreement Nº 607040 through the Marie Curie ITN ECOSTORE project.


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

An innovative European training network, RESCUE, is to take on the key interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic systems design: reliability, security and quality ​In the IoT Era, electronic systems, ultimately, represent the physical backbone of our increasingly digitised world. They are being deployed in life-critical application domains, such as healthcare, transportation, automotive and security, serving societal needs in Europe. Here, the impact and consequences of in-field failures, security attacks or hardware defects could be catastrophic. Reliability, quality and security cannot be treated anymore as standalone aspects and have inherent tradeoffs with application constraints, cost-efficiency, energy consumption, performance of the system and its safety requirements. In order to underpin the next generation implementation technologies and rescue the steady growth of nanoelectronic systems’ performance, new concepts, methodologies and tools for interdisciplinary and multi-scale design are urgently needed. Do not just give a fish, but train fishing! Along with ambitious research goals, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action H2020 RESCUE ITN ETN will provide an innovative interdisciplinary training for future European engineers and researchers, placing strong emphasis on developing their creative and entrepreneurial mentality. "Traditionally, the research and training in Europe for these highly interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic system design is fragmented and performed by scattered communities. RESCUE has an excellently balanced cross-sectoral consortium of reputable leading European research groups and companies competent to tackle the reliability, security and quality aspects in a holistic manner," says the action coordinator, Dr. Maksim Jenihhin. The industrial sector behind this initiative includes innovative and award-winning European SMEs from the areas of nanoelectronics reliability and security — IROC Technologies and Intrinsic-ID. The large companies on board are Cadence, the global electronic design automation company, and Robert Bosch, the European automotive electronics flagship, which will support the ETN as a partnering organisation. A cutting-edge research institution IHP serves as a bridge for knowledge transfer between the sectors. The academic sector is represented by four top tech universities, Politecnico di Torino and Delft, Brandenburg, Tallinn Universities of Technology. RESCUE was launched on April 1, 2017, and will last for 4 years with the total budget 3.76 MEUR, as a contribution by European Commission. As a first step, the project is recruiting 15 early-stage researchers to the RESCUE team (see more details at http://rescue-etn.eu/).


Summit outcomes will be used to drive legislation and other actions to support gender equity in the community as well as to inform a local agenda for ITN's Network City Program. Launching in Denver simultaneously with the summit, the Network City Program is a national, cross-sector, inclusive network for individuals and organizations to work together on collective impact projects that protect and advance the rights of women and girls in their cities and beyond. "Denver has a powerful level of women's leadership and a social and political environment that recognizes and promotes gender equity" says It's Time Network founder and CEO Betsy McKinney. "The increased interest and engagement following the Women's Marches around the country in January means that a new level of collaborative impact is possible right now. At It's Time Network we are building long term infrastructure to advance progress for women and girls at the local level." About It's Time Network It's Time Network is an inclusive community of people and organizations working collaboratively to accelerate the full empowerment of women and girls in order to achieve gender equity, evolve democracy and build fair economies that regenerate the Earth. Through its Network City Program, ITN works to engage individuals and leaders at the local level, with the goal of achieving gender equity, one city at a time. About Denver's Office on Women and Families Denver's Office on Women and Families works toward enhancing the quality of life for women and families through collaboration and community and civic engagement. The office advocates for equity, inclusivity and opportunity for women by partnering with nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and community-based organizations in Denver to address issues affecting women and families. About Denver Women's Commission Denver Women's Commission (DWC) works for women's equity in Denver in order to promote the social, economic and political quality of life in the city, by advocating for and empowering women, and monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting women. About the Conference Format The Denver Gender Equity Summit will be conducted as a 21st Century Town Meeting™, originally developed by America Speaks, which has been used for more than 20 years around the US and the world to successfully engage citizen and key stakeholders in deliberations on a wide range of issues such as: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-time-network-partners-with-mayor-hancock-and-city-and-county-of-denver-to-host-first-ever-gender-equity-summit-may-31-300448748.html


An involvement of oxidative stress (OS) was found in recent studies of Sjøgren's syndrome (SS) that reported significant changes in protein oxidation, myeloperoxidase activity, TNF-α, nitrotyrosine, and GSH levels in plasma from SS patients. Excess levels of OS markers, as oxidative DNA damage and propanoyl-lysine, were reported in saliva from SS patients. Previous reports concurred with a role of OS in SS pathogenesis, by showing a decreased expression of antioxidant activities in conjunctival epithelial cells of SS patients and in parotid gland tissue samples from SS patients. A link between OS and mitochondrial dysfunction (MDF) is recognized both on the grounds of the established role of mitochondria in reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation and by the occurrence of MDF in a set of OS-related disorders. Earlier studies detected mitochondrial alterations in cells from SS patients, related to the action of antimitochondrial autoantibodies, and affecting specific mitochondrial activities. Thus, a link between MDF and OS may be postulated in SS, prompting studies aimed at elucidating SS pathogenesis and in the prospect of chemoprevention trials in SS clinical management.


Patent
Itn | Date: 2012-06-20

An approach for providing event management is disclosed. A near field communication (NFC) mobile communication device may be linked to a predetermined event. A NFC transmission from the NFC mobile communication device may also be received. A user of the mobile communication device may further be registered to the event.


A method of obtaining industrial water or drinking water from water that contains radioactive nuclides, in radium-containing groundwater including chemically pretreating the radioactive nuclide-containing water, and filtering the chemically pretreated water, wherein, in the chemical pretreatment, manganese dioxide is added to the water and/or manganese dioxide is generated in situ in the water and wherein filtration of the chemically pretreated water proceeds using at least one ceramic filter membrane.


Patent
Itn | Date: 2012-12-18

A multi-barrier system for cleaning waste water, in particular for the removal of pathogenic microbes from waste water, and a method for the removal of pathogenic microbes from waste water with the multi-barrier system. The multi-barrier system includes an enclosed containment that comprises a first water container, an adjustable ozonation unit, a second water container and a UV unit. In addition, the first water container comprises an ozone-resistant filtration unit.


An electrochromic insert adapted to be fitted into an existing window frame allowing an existing window to be retrofit to have the benefits of electrochromics. The insert may have a scaffold that fits into a window frame. Securing the insert to the frame may occur through a variety of ways including a bracket, a flexible tab, a brace, a screw, a bolt, a projection, a detent, and an adhesive. The technology allows for the electrochromic insert to include an electrochromic device, energy collection device, an energy storage device, and an electrochromic device controller. Such a configuration may be considered autonoumous such that it need not draw power from another source.

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