Peterborough, Canada
Peterborough, Canada

Trent University is a liberal arts and science-oriented institution located along the Otonabee River in Peterborough and Durham, Ontario, Canada.The enabling legislation is the Trent University Act, 1962-63. The university was founded through the efforts of a citizens' committee interested in creating a university to serve the Trent valley. The chancellor of Trent University is Don Tapscott, and Dr. Leo Groarke is the president and vice-chancellor.The Symons campus of Trent is approximately 5.6 km2 , over half of which is a part of Trent's Nature Areas, an ecologically diverse wild-life preserve. It is divided into a series of colleges: Champlain, Lady Eaton, Catharine Parr Traill, Otonabee, Peter Gzowski, and Julian Blackburn. Each college has its own residence hall, dining room, and student government, other than Julian Blackburn which is a non-residential college and home to Trent's 1,700 part-time students. The campus plan and the original college buildings were designed by the Canadian architect Ron Thom. A large portion of the main campus consists of land that was donated by General Electric Canada. This donation included a functioning hydroelectric power plant dating from the 1890s, which still generates a substantial portion of the university's electricity; the power plant is being updated and a second generating plant being considered.Trent also runs a full- and part-time program in Durham at the Thornton Road campus, with an enrolment of over 800 students. The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Trent Excalibur. Some of the specialized programs at Trent include the Queen's University/Trent concurrent education program, the Trent University School of Education, a joint program with Fleming College allowing students to earn a B.Sc.F.S. in Forensic Science, and a B.Sc.N. program in Nursing. Wikipedia.


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Metathesized triacylglycerol polyols derived from certain natural oils, including canola oil, and their related physical properties are disclosed. Such metathesized triacylglycerol polyols are also used as a component of polyurethane applications, including polyurethane foams.


Patent
Trent University | Date: 2016-05-18

This invention relates to base ester compounds and complex ester compounds that can be used as a base stock for lubricant applications or a base stock blend component for use in a finished lubricant or for particular applications, and methods of making the same. The base ester compounds and complex esters described herein comprise dimer and/or trimer esters, and their respective branched derivatives.


Metathesized triacylglycerol polyols and their related physical and thermal properties are disclosed. Such metathesized triacylglycerol polyols are also used as a component of polyurethane applications, including polyurethane foams.


Metathesized triacylglycerol green polyols and their related physical and thermal properties are disclosed. Such metathesized triacylglycerol green polyols are also used as a component of polyurethane applications, including polyurethane foams.


Patent
Trent University | Date: 2015-01-26

A container for a food and/or beverages is provided. The container is designed such that it may have the capability of absorbing excess thermal energy from the food or beverage, thereby cooling the consumable material to a desired temperature and maintaining the material at the desired temperature for a considerable period of time. The container typically includes an outer insulating shell; an inner heat conducting liner and a phase change material (PCM). To facilitate heat transfer to and from a food or beverage stored in the container, the PCM is commonly disposed between the outer insulating shell and the inner heat conducting liner and positioned in thermal contact with the inner heat conducting liner. The PCM may include a diol diester having a melting point of about 30 to 90 C.


Patent
Trent University | Date: 2015-05-05

This application relates to triacylglycerol oligomers derived from the metathesis of natural oils. These oligomers are structure controlled dimers and quatrimers, and the effect of saturation, molecular size, and positional isomerization are also described herein.


Patent
Trent University | Date: 2015-01-26

A method of producing a diol diester, which includes reacting a fatty acid alkyl ester having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an ,-alkanediol having n carbon atoms, wherein n is an integer from 2 to 22; and a basic transesterification catalyst, is provided. Use of the diol diesters as phase change materials is also provided.


Patent
Trent University | Date: 2015-01-26

Compressed gas energy storage systems, which include an integrated thermal energy storage component, are provided. The systems include a compression stage, a heat transfer unit, and a gas storage reservoir, serially linked in fluid communication. The system may include one, two, or three compression stages and heat transfer units. Each heat transfer unit may include two or more thermal energy storage stages. Each thermal energy storage stage may include one or more phase change materials. A method of storing compressed gas energy, which includes compressing a gas through a compression stage to produce a compressed gas; passing the compressed gas through a heat transfer unit to produce a heat removed gas; and transferring the heat removed gas to a gas storage reservoir.


Polyols derived from palm oil fractions of metathesized triacylglycerols, and their related physical properties are disclosed. Such metathesized triacylglycerol polyols are also used as a component of polyurethane applications, including polyurethane foams.


Metathesized triacylglycerol polyols, fractionated polyol variants thereof, and their related physical and thermal properties are disclosed.

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