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A method is for the simultaneous identification of one or more chemical compounds contained in a sample, from an analytical measurement of a pool of two or more of the samples. A measured intensity of a first and second signal is representative of an abundance of respectively the first and second chemical compound in the first sample, and a measured intensity of a third and fourth second signal is representative of an abundance of respectively a third and fourth chemical compound in the second sample. The first and third, and the second and fourth compound may be the same or different. The signal intensities are organized in a matrix a_(ij )of m columns and n rows, in which n is 2 and corresponds to the number of chemical compounds in the pool, and m2 and corresponds to the number of samples in the pool.


Patent
Vito Nv | Date: 2017-01-11

The invention pertains to a method for transforming a set of spectral images, the method comprising: dividing the images in said set in identically arranged areas; for each of said areas, calculating a predetermined characteristic across said set of images; and, for each of said images, renormalizing intensity values in each of said areas in function of said predetermined characteristic of said area. The invention also pertains to a corresponding computer program product and a corresponding image processing system.


Apparatus (30) for plasma processing of a continuous substrate (16), comprising a first plasma torch. The first plasma torch comprises a first electrode (11), a second electrode (12) arranged opposite the first electrode to define a first plasma discharge chamber (13) between the first and second electrodes. The first plasma discharge chamber (13) comprises an inlet (131) and an outlet (132) for passing a plasma forming gas (133) between the first and second electrodes. The apparatus further comprises an afterglow chamber (17) in fluid communication with the outlet (132) of the first plasma discharge chamber and a transport means for continuous transporting the substrate (16). The afterglow chamber (17) comprises a substrate inlet (172) and a substrate outlet (173) arranged at opposite sides of the outlet (132) of the first plasma discharge chamber (13). The transport means is configured to transport the substrate from the substrate inlet (172) to the substrate outlet (173) through the afterglow chamber (17) and such that the substrate is kept remote from the first plasma discharge chamber (13) while being processed by plasma activated species flowing from the outlet (132) of the first plasma discharge chamber into the afterglow chamber (17). The substrate inlet (172) comprises an aperture having a cross-sectional size (G1) substantially smaller than a cross-sectional size (G2) of the afterglow chamber (17) at the outlet (132) of the first plasma discharge chamber (13). The apparatus can further comprise a second plasma torch (32) aligned with and arranged opposite the first plasma torch (31), with the afterglow chamber (17) interposed between. The outlets (132, 232) of the first and second plasma torches face each other and exhaust plasma activated species into the afterglow chamber (17).


Apparatus for plasma processing of a continuous fiber, comprising a first and a second plasma torch. Each plasma torch comprises oppositely arranged electrodes to define a plasma discharge chamber between the electrodes. The plasma discharge chamber comprises an inlet and an outlet for passing a plasma forming gas between the electrodes. The apparatus further comprises an afterglow chamber in fluid communication with the outlets of the plasma discharge chambers, which comprises a substrate inlet and a substrate outlet arranged at opposite sides of the outlets of the plasma discharge chambers. A transport system is configured to continuously transport the fiber from the substrate inlet to the substrate outlet through the afterglow chamber. The substrate inlet comprises an aperture having a cross-sectional size substantially smaller than a cross-sectional size of the afterglow chamber. The outlets of the plasma torches face each other and exhaust plasma activated species into the afterglow chamber.


Provided herein are filtration membranes for water treatment, and methods for preventing fouling of such membranes. The method described herein comprises grafting the membrane surface with an organic moiety, by reacting the surface with an organometallic reagent, a phosphonate, a phosphinate, or an organosilane.


A sensing device for obtaining geometric referenced multi-spectral image data of a Rol in relative movement with respect to the device, the sensing device having: a first and second 2D sensor element, the device obtaining subsequent multi-spectral images during the relative motion of the Rol thus providing distinct spectral information for parts of a Rol using the first element; and providing, using the second element, an image of the Rol for generating geometric referencing information to be coupled to the distinct spectral information; each element capturing a sequence of frames at a respective frame rate. The first frame rate is higher than the second frame rate. The device generates intermediate geometric referencing information to be coupled to frames of the first sequence of frames for which no synchronous frame from the second sequence of frames is available, derived from temporally similar frames from the second sequence of frames.


The invention provides a sensing device for obtaining geometric referenced multi-spectral image data of a RoI in relative movement with respect to the device, the sensing device comprising: a first and second 2D sensor element, the device obtaining subsequent multi-spectral images during said relative motion of the Rol with respect to the device thus providing distinct spectral information for parts of a Rol using the first element; and providing, using the second element, an image of the Rol for generating geometric referencing information to be coupled to the distinct spectral information; each element capturing a sequence of frames at a respective frame rate. The first frame rate is higher than the second frame rate. The device generates intermediate geometric referencing information to be coupled to frames of said first sequence of frames for which no synchronous frame from said second sequence of frames is available, derived from temporally similar frames from the second sequence of frames.


The present invention relates to a method for the simultaneous identification of one or more chemical compounds contained in a sample, from an analytical measurement of a pool of two or more of the said samples, wherein a measured intensity of a first and second signal is representative for an abundance of respectively the first and second chemical compound in the first sample, and a measured intensity of a third and fourth second signal is representative for an abundance of respectively a third and fourth chemical compound in the second sample, wherein respectively the first and third, and the second and fourth compound may be the same or different, wherein the signal intensities are organized in a matrix aij of m columns and n rows, wherein n is 2 and corresponds to the number of chemical compounds in the pool, wherein m 2 and corresponds to the number of samples in the pool, wherein aij corresponds to a signal intensity measured for compound i present in sample j, (1) wherein: (2) and : (3).


Patent
ThyssenKrupp and Vito Nv | Date: 2016-07-08

A method of manufacturing a composite sheet wherein the composite sheet includes at least two outer metal layers and at least one intermediate polymer layer wherein the polymer layer comprises a thermoplastic polymer. The method steps include providing at least a first and a second metal substrate and at least one intermediate polymer layer; coating at least one of the metal substrates with an adhesion promoter layer by plasma coating, wherein plasma coating includes: providing a process gas, generating a plasma, injecting a precursor for providing the adhesion promoter layer into the generated plasma or plasma afterglow, moving or placing the at least one metal strip into the generated plasma or plasma afterglow and depositing a plasma polymerized adhesion promoter layer on the surface of inner side of the metal substrate; and laminating the intermediate polymer layer and the two outer metal layers to build a composite material.


The present invention relates to an electrochemical process for isolating from at least one water soluble precursor compound comprising a metal or a metalloid element or two or more thereof having a positive valence, a reaction product of the metal or metalloid element or two or more thereof, wherein the water soluble precursor compound is supplied to a water based catholyte contained in a cathode compartment of an electrochemical cell containing a cathode with an electrochemically active surface in contact with the catholyte, wherein the cathode is subjected to an electric potential, which is chosen such as to cause reduction of an oxidant gas present at the cathode to one or more corresponding peroxide, ionic and/or radical species capable of reacting with the metal or metalloid element, and to cause conversion of the reduced oxidant gas into a reaction product comprising a compound of the metal or metalloid element or two or more thereof and the peroxide, ionic and/or radical species, in particular into nano particles of the reaction product.

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