Beheshti N.,Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd. |
Walker R.G.,Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd. |
Larsson L.-U.,Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd. |
Copestake A.,Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd. |
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SAE Technical Papers | Year: 2011
The Swedish Biomimetics 3000's Mist platform technology has been used to develop a radically new injection system. This prototype system, developed and characterised with support from Lotus, as part of Swedish Biomimetics 3000®'s V2IO innovation accelerating model, delivers improved combustion efficiency through achieving exceptionally small droplets, at fuel rail pressures far less than conventional GDI systems and as low as PFI systems. The system gives the opportunity to prepare and deliver all of the fuel load for the engine while the intake valves are open and after the exhaust valves have closed, thereby offering the potential to use advanced charge scavenging techniques in PFI engines which have hitherto been restricted to direct-injection engines, and at a lower system cost than a GDI injection system. The work to date on a prototype injector concentrated on imaging of the fuel spray and combustion in a high-speed optical engine, and emissions and fuel consumption in a functionally identical single-cylinder thermodynamic engine. The performance and emissions measurements included PM, CO and THC emissions combined with IMEP, COV of IMEP and ISFC. The results confirmed performance superior to PFI, and even exceeded some typical GDI characteristics. © Copyright 2011 Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. and SAE International.
Beheshti N.,Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd. |
Walker R.,Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd.
SAE Technical Papers | Year: 2012
The entrainment of the fine spray of the μMist fuel injection system (patented technology) with induction air within the intake port of a test engine (Lotus single-cylinder thermodynamic engine) has been simulated using a commercial CFD package. Moving mesh complexities have been avoided via a steady state simplification of the induction air flow within the intake manifold and the cylinder, and the induction air flow rate is set to its average (over the intake stroke) at 2000 rev/min for that engine under WOT. Since this engine has two intake valves, previous experiments had a μMist injector with two orifices, each aimed at the back of one of the two intake valves. In this study, the wall wetting effect of the two different injection angles between the dual sprays, that were previously experimentally tested on the aforementioned engine, have been compared numerically. The modelling showed that the experimental configuration was still suboptimal with some demonstrable wall wetting, which could be minimised by alteration of the port injection angles, including the bifurcation angle between the two streams. Finally, the experimentally developed increased mass flow (by 50%) injector was simulated to predict its anticipated experimental performance as regards to wall wetting. It was found that the increased flow rate, despite also increasing the injection velocity by ∼50%, can be configured to reduce wall wetting, since it produces smaller droplets that are better air entrained than the conventional larger droplets that were simulated earlier. This modified μMist injector shows virtually no wall wetting, and this performance is independent of the injection angles, which is a great advantage for applying the design to various engine configurations - it is anticipated to further improve the engine emissions and performance compared to previous engine experiments which already had shown significant advantages over state-of-the-art PFI and to some extent over DI injectors (injecting into the cylinder in homogenous DI mode, not into the intake port) . Copyright © 2012 SAE International.
Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd | Date: 2015-07-28
machines for mixing and spraying food; machines for mixing and spraying for use in the baking and cooking of food; machines for treating and coating surfaces; hand held machine tools, namely, spraying machines; generators, namely, AC and DC generators; motors and engines except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components except for land vehicles; fuel pumps for land vehicles; fuel pumps for service stations. apparatus for running liquids, namely, liquid analyzers; apparatus for steams, namely, steam sterilizers for laboratory use; apparatus for compressing liquids and steams, namely, pressure controllers for controlling the pressure of liquid, semi-liquid, and gaseous substances in industrial processes; apparatus for compressing and releasing liquid and gas, namely, fire extinguishers and fire extinguishers, not handheld. advertising. treatment of substances and materials, namely, treatment of artificial and natural material and a mixture thereof, namely, metals, wood, ceramics, glass, stone, concrete, fabric and plastic. scientific and technological services, namely, research and design relating to environmentally friendly spray mechanism techniques and processes in the nature of new product development; industrial analysis, namely, analysis of industrial fluids; industrial analysis and research services in the field of environmentally friendly spray mechanism techniques and processes in the nature of new product development. hygienic and beauty care for human beings and animals.
Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd | Date: 2012-02-01
Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; hygienic preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances for medical use, food for babies; plasters materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth; dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides. Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); fuel pumps. Apparatus for running liquids and steams; apparatus for compressing liquids and steams. Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes. Vehicles and vessels; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; engines for vehicles. Advertising. Treatment of substances and materials. Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services. Hygienic and beauty care for human beings and animals.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Feasibility Study | Award Amount: 24.41K | Year: 2013
This project seeks to demonstrate a novel technology with the potential for reducing the financial and environmental cost associated with purifying advanced biopharmaceuticals. Many of the most promising new therapies under development are produced using living cells in large fermenters, and while the raw materials for feeding the cells are comparatively inexpensive, the purification of these complex mixtures is very difficult and frequently accounts for 80% of the cost of manufacturing. It is this resource intensive part of the production process that this project seeks to serve with the demonstration of a new process, thus facilitating the passage of new medicines to the patient at lower cost. The output from this project (the demonstration) will be utilised to form a UK development consortium to take the concept through the R & D stage and to market.
Swedish Biomimetics 3000 Ltd | Date: 2016-02-10
An apparatus and system for contacting a mobile elongate solid phase, e.g. a ribbon with a flowing fluid phase, and a method for using the same in, for example solid phase synthesis. A particular apparatus comprises (i) a conduit which is of circular or non-circular transverse cross section and which defines a lumen to contain both the flowing fluid phase and the mobile elongate solid phase; (ii) fluid phase ports in communication with the lumen to allow the fluid phase to enter the lumen, flow through it and exit it; and (iii) solid phase ports in communication with the lumen to allow the mobile solid phase to enter the lumen, move through it and exit it, the apparatus being adapted to prevent fluid egress from its interior through the solid phase ports. Also provided is a continuous process for synthesising and screening molecules, comprising passing an elongate solid phase through successive treatment stations where different stages of a solid phase synthesis are performed, and screening the synthesised molecules for activity.