TNSC develops trace moisture analyser in nitrogen

first_imgTNSC conducted the research jointly with Associate Professor Shin-Ichi Ohira of the Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology at Kumamoto University.The analyser traces moisture in nitrogen using an MOF with a porous structure as a moisture-sensitive agent that fulfils a response speed of less than five minutes and lower detection limit of 10 vol. ppb at a cost of less than \1 million.TNSC plans to move forward with testing at its related plants, and progress to public sales within the fiscal year ending 2021 (from April 2020 to March 2021) through long-term field testing in actual environments.The company will also move ahead on technological development and commercialisation for application with other types of gases and greater sensitivity.Technical OverviewTNSC explained the process: “MOF is a porous agent group formed through a coordinate bond between metal ions and organic ligands and is a next-generation functional material expected to be used in applications such as gas storage, separation, or catalyst.” Source: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Source: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation“Cu-BTC is an MOF formed by divalent copper ion (Cu2+) and benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate (BTC) that absorbs and desorbs moisture molecules at room temperature and specific wavelength absorbance changes in conjunction with that (Fig. 1, above).”“The analyser’s basic principle is to detect the absorbance change and convert that to moisture concentration.”“In trace amounts, changes in moisture concentration have a rapid and high correlation with changes in absorbance, so showing this enables highly reliable measurements of high sensitivity and rapid responsiveness.”“As shown in the measurement example in Fig. 2 (see below), the indicated values rose immediately after the introduction of nitrogen gas containing trace amounts of moisture, confirming that the analyser responds faster than conventional general-purpose analysers and solidifying that it can be used as a moisture impurity concentration control device in processes with extreme moisture aversion.”last_img read more

Climb on Top of Siemens’ Offshore Wind Turbine!

first_imgSiemens has created an interactive tool on its website, which allows users to get a 360° view of an offshore wind farm along with an additional insight into technological solutions and offshore wind jobs.Once placed on top of an offshore wind turbine, users can start exploring by clicking on certain spots within the 3D surroundings to get more information about the company, blades, in addition to various types of wind turbines and work positions in the industry.Users can learn more about offshore wind via text or a video, and some of the info boxes which take the story to another level by entering a certain field of offshore wind development.Offshore WIND Staff, April 4, 2014last_img

Zion Williamson filing alleges ex-agent began recruiting him too early

first_imgESPN notes North Carolina law requires agents to be registered in order to sign and recruit clients. The agreement was considered unlawful under North Carolina’s Uniform Athlete Agents Act and “the agreement failed to contain a conspicuous notice in boldface type in capital letters informing the athlete that by signing the agreement he was losing his eligibility to compete as a student-athlete, which is required by the UAAA.” Zion Williamson says he wants to stay with Pelicans for entire career Rookies expect Cam Reddish, not Zion Williamson, to have best NBA career of 2019 class Williamson’s attorney, Jeffrey S. Klein, told ESPN in June at the time of the initial filing: “Prime Sports Marketing’s actions towards Mr. Williamson blatantly violated the North Carolina statute specifically designed to protect student-athletes. Mr. Williamson properly exercised his rights under the law to void his business dealings with Prime Sports Marketing. Prime Sports Marketing’s continued threats against Mr. Williamson made necessary the filing of this lawsuit.”Williamson won National Player of the Year honors last season, while averaging 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils. What can Knicks fans expect from RJ Barrett? ‘They’re getting a killer,’ says Zion Williamson The former Duke standout signed with Prime Sports just five days after posting on Instagram that he was going to declare for the draft, but there’s a clause in the agreement that says it can’t be terminated for five years.Williamson ended up signing with CAA in May after ending his relationship with Prime Sports, but the lawsuit is still ongoing. In response, the agency threatened to sue Williamson for $100 million in damages. Related News Attorneys for Pelicans star Zion Williamson filed amendments to a lawsuit, which claim a Florida marketing company began recruiting him to sign with the agency in January while he was still playing with Duke, according to ESPN.Williamson initially filed a lawsuit in an effort to terminate an agreement he signed with Prime Sports Marketing in April, accusing the company of not being certified by the National Basketball Players Association or properly registered in the state of North Carolina.last_img read more