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Method for separation of emulsions e.g. carbon emulsions, by using alginit in food industry, involves providing emulsions in aqueous, non-aqueous and immiscible phase, and using alginit/artificial alg

The method involves providing emulsions in an aqueous, non-aqueous, water immiscible phase. Mineral oil, grease, hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon derivative are provided in the non-aqueous phase. Alginit or artificial alginit is used as a fixed bed for separation of the emulsions. The alginit or artificia...
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Methods for Concurrent Generation of Velocity Models and Depth Images from Seismic Data

In various embodiments, the present disclosure describes methods for processing seismic data to concurrently produce a velocity model and a depth image. Various embodiments of the methods include: a) acquiring seismic data; b) generating a shallow velocity model from the seismic data; c) generating ...
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A System, Device and Method for Detecting Seismic Acceleration

A device for detecting seismic acceleration including a proof mass; a base for providing a sensor acceleration, relative to the proof mass, based on the seismic acceleration; an optical fibre portion operatively connected between the proof mass and the base for providing a fibre tension based on the...
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Uses of sporopollenin

The invention provides the use of an exine shell of a naturally occurring spore, or a fragment thereof, as an antioxidant, for instance in a formulation containing an active substance. Also provided is a method for reducing rancidity, or other oxidative degradation, of a substance or composition, by...
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Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Soil Slope Displacement Rate By Detecting Acoustic Emissions

An apparatus for monitoring soil slope displacement rate comprises a sensor (I) beatable on an active waveguide (E) partially buried in the soil to detect acoustic emissions transmitted through the active waveguide (E) as a result of soil displacement. The monitoring apparatus also includes a proces...
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Contaminated Soil Remediation Process

This technology describes a method of extraction of recalcitrant chemical contaminants from solid media. This is done by using ozone and supercritical CO2 together to bring about a chemical conversion within the solid media. The use of ozone and CO2 together is expected to extract and convert the co...
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Simultaneous Time-domain and Frequency-domain Metal Detector

With an estimated 100 million mines and countless millions of acres of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) worldwide there is a need for a sensor system and methods that can detect and identify large and small metal objects buried in the soil. In addition, during armed conflict, there i...
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Multi-Mode Electromagnetic Target Discriminator (METD) Sensor System

With an estimated 100 million mines and countless millions of acres of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) world- wide there is a need for a sensor system and methods that can detect and identify large and small metal objects buried in the soil. In addition, during armed conflict, there...
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Force Detected Magnetic Field Gradiometer

Apparatus and method for detecting and quantifying magnetic field gradients by measuring the magnetic force acting on a mechanical oscillator with an attached spin-containing material (any material that displays a magnetic moment in the presence of a magnetic field) having a modulated magnetic momen...
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Delay Compensated Doppler Radar Altimeter

A delay compensated Doppler radar altimeter that eliminates the relative delay curvature associated with the energy reflected by a scatterer located in the along-track direction of an aerial platform for which a most accurate estimation of scatterer elevation is desired. By Doppler shifting each ret...
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Accurate Identification, Imaging and Monitoring of Fluid-Saturated Underground Reservoirs

IB-1663 APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: • Search for and contouring of gas and oil deposits • Underground water reservoir imaging • Estimation of the size and shape of contamination zones • Monitoring of underground liquid and gas storage • CO2 sequestration problem ADVANTAGES: • Allows char...
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Method and Apparatus for High-Efficiency Direct Contact Condensation

A direct contact condenser having a downward vapor flow chamber and an upward vapor flow chamber, wherein each of the vapor flow chambers includes a plurality of cooling liquid supplying pipes and a vapor-liquid contact medium disposed thereunder to facilitate contact and direct heat exchange betwee...
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