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Patents

1. The Shear Retort

| Continuous pyrolysis of biomass or oil sand without using any water, extruding char for soil improvement while safely extracting steam and hydrocarbons. (Testing at Portland State University).

2. The TriPhase Filter

| Separation of gases, liquids and solids with a high shear crossflow filter for continuous clarifying, degassing, and sludge thickening.

3. The Flue Gas Scrubber

| Fly ash, mercury, and CO2 capture by mechanical vortex gas separation, without added heat or chemicals. (Testing at the University of Idaho).

4. The Desalinator

| Electromechanical desalination in a continuous process using an RF inductor and high shear for crystallizing scale and salt and concentrating trace metals. (Testing at the University of Idaho).

5. The Cavitation Water Purifier

| Disinfection of water and precipitation of metals and scale using mechanical energy, not chemicals; also suitable for field water purification in disaster areas.

6. The Steam Stripper

| Power harvesting from turbine exhaust steam while reducing water loss from cooling towers at power plants.

7. The Muffler

| Noise suppression, soot collection, and NOx cracking for cleaning internal combustion exhaust while increasing engine performance.

8. Shear Electrolysis

| High shear between oppositely-charged electrodes cracks CO2 or methane and continuously extrudes elemental carbon as nanotubes. Cracking CO2 with steam creates syngas, thereby storing surplus wind or solar power, and in effect turning CO2 into a battery.

9. Hyperplastic

| Carbon nanotubes in a polymer foam matrix are welded into a conductive mesh under microhammering from a radio frequency inductor.  Combines many of the best features of metal and plastics, suitable for next-generation batteries.

10. Nanotube Spinneret

| A method of spinning a long nanotube cable, suitable for power transmission or structural engineering.

11. Bioreactor

| An algae churn for continuous extraction of oxygen and feed of CO2 while extruding dewatered biomass.

A sustainable investment