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HPC007  |  Aroma Films for Food and Beverages

Today, instant and ready-to-eat meals in convenience stores and supermarkets have become part and parcel of urban life. Due to high temperatures during production and poor shelf life of aromatic compounds, these foods are less appealing compared to freshly cooked meals, even when ingredients are added in excess.  This technology overcomes such drawbacks by trapping natural, aromatic essential oils in the form of a water soluble film that can completely dissolve in warm water during re-heating of such meals. These unique films stabilize the essential oil components, which is suitable for longer preservation of tantalizing aromas.

Exhibitor : Chulalongkorn University & The Thailand Research Fund

AME009  |  Micro-Particles of Polyunsaturated Oils

Health benefits of oils containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are well-known. It has been proven to have a positive impact on marine life, especially in the development of shrimp growth from its larval stage. However, these PUFA oils are unstable and difficult to be incorporated into products without having its nutritious properties lost during processing or storage. Hence the proposed technology offers a simple and scalable encapsulation technology for PUFA oil ensuring its stability and retaining its nutritious properties. Applications of these PUFA oils include food and feed products that require long shelf-life or water disperse-ability characteristic.  

Exhibitor : Chulalongkorn University & The Thailand Research Fund

AME023  |  Heap Delignification Process

This invention provides an economical delignification method where lignin can be either removed completely or partially by irrigating of biomaterial agglomerated in a heap with chemicals. In this novel delignification method the irrigation solution that has run off to the bottom of the heap can be collected and transferred to a pool or storage unit to be recycled for future usage.

Exhibitor : Itünova Teknoloji A.S.

AME024  |  Novel Column Filling Material for Chromatography

The invention is a novel column filling material which is used within the columns of chromatographic devices. The material provides high porosity and adsorption capacity which can be used for chromatographic analysis of aromatic hydrocarbons, alkaloids, flavonoids and pesticides. The production of the material is both easy and low in cost.

Exhibitor : Itünova Teknoloji A.S.

AME053  |  Fine Chemical Synthesis from Renewable Sugars and Biomass

Compounds containing N-heterocyclic moieties are a class of privileged compounds that have found numerous applications as pharmaceuticals. Pyrazines are important components of aroma fragrances, potential pharmacophore of a large number of biologically active substances and widely used as agrochemicals. 2- methyl pyrazine has a nutty odour flavour and is often used as a flavour ingredient. Unfortunately, current methods of pyrazine synthesis suffer from poor yield, long reaction times or use of toxic solvents or heavy metals as the catalyst. This technology relates to the use of green chemistry to synthesize a variety of pyrazines, including 2-methylpyrazine.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

AME054  |  Green and Selective Synthesis of Chiral Compounds

Enantiomerically pure molecules are often used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. These compounds are usually obtained through kinetic resolution of racemic mixtures after chemical synthesis, which may require the use of high cost and toxic catalysts or reagents. The kinetic resolution process may also be expensive and time consuming. A low cost method to synthesize enantiomerically pure molecules or molecules in high enantiomeric excess from low cost and easily available raw materials is widely sought after. This technology relates to the use of cascade biocatalysis (with whole cells) to prepare chiral molecules in high enantiomeric excess.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

AME055  |  High Efficiency Graphene Oxide Catalyst for Oxidative Reactions

Carbon catalysts are an attractive alternative for expensive metal catalysts because of their low cost and natural abundance. Graphene oxide sheets, inexpensively prepared from graphite, have been used in place of expensive metal catalysts for various chemical reactions. However, the typically very low catalytic reactivity of graphene oxide often requires a catalyst loading of 200 – 400 wt% to substantially convert a reactant to a desired product. This limits the use of graphene oxide catalysts. This technology provides a graphene oxide catalyst of low catalytic loading (< 5%) designed as a viable option for industrial use.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

AME062  |  Road Patching Material from Recycled Asphalt

This invention provides an alternative solution to the existing products in the market to rectify the problem of potholes on roads. The road patching material is derived from recycled asphalt which id cost effective, environmentally friendly and reliable. The solution will ensure that it is a permanent one, cost efficient and durable.

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

HPC024  |  Microfluidic Device for Mass Production of Emulsion

The novel multilayer microfluidic device enables the mass production of monodisperse single emulsions. Demonstrated to have the highest throughput for a single device, the device provides control of the droplet size and is completely scalable based on production requirements. The microfluidic system incorporates post-droplet generation processing that can modify the structure and composition in order to produce any kind of engineered particles. The device could be used in the production of highly monodisperse emulsions for a number of different industries.

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

HPC107  |  Durable Nano-encapsulated Insect Repellent Finishing for Fabrics

Insect bite is a known way of disease transmission and hence there is a demand for insect repellent products in the market. As most products are directly applied to the skin, repeated use may lead to allergies and other health risks due to inherent biotoxicity. This technology encapsulates a commonly used insect repellent to not only enable controlled release of the compound but also be applied as a finishing to fabrics, especially outdoor apparel and sportswear. Wearers can be shielded from insects effectively without having to apply the repellent directly on skin.  

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

USS018  |  High Performance Anti-Fouling Membrane

Membrane fouling by biofilm is always a major issue during operation in challenging feed waters. The proposed technology consists of an antibacterial membrane and its production method. The membrane is able to inhibit biofilm formation on its surface at very low concentrations and maintain its performance for a substantial period of time. This membrane is especially suited for challenging feed waters with high fouling tendencies. It can be used in both water and waste water treatment and adaptable for other forms of membrane-based filtration processes.

Exhibitor : Itünova Teknoloji A.S.

USS030  |  Hydrogen Production

Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) is the most common method for the production of commercial bulk hydrogen and proceeds according to 1. H2O + CH4→ CO + 3H2 The mixed gas product stream can subsequently be enriched by the Water Gas Shift (WGS) reaction which proceeds according to 2. CO + H2O → CO2 + H2 The equilibrium of 2 involves a sequential high and low temperature reactions and temperature specific catalysts.   This technology supports the WGS process and eliminates the need for sequential high and low temperature reactions while producing pure H2 and CO2.

Exhibitor : Newcastle University