Non-Contact Measuring & Monitoring of Biological and Bio-Industrial Processes

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University:

University of South Wales

Sector(s):

Chemical, Environment and Sustainability, Life Sciences

About The Opportunity:

Proprietary magnetic induction spectroscopy (MIS) technology provides non-contact measurement of biomass such as yeast, bacteria or plant cell walls. It can be used for continuous online monitoring of industrial processes involving fermentation or degradation of plant materials without contamination or disturbance of the process, is not subject to fouling, abrasion or chemical interferences and can be used in aggressive, biologically active environments. Applications include food, dairy and brewing industries, bioplastics production, anaerobic digestion and sewage treatment. The technology is claimed under patent application GB1204414.5.

Applications:

  • Food, dairy and brewing industries e.g. for process monitoring
  • Quality assessment of meats, fruits and vegetables and processed foods
  • Monitoring of biomass in fermentation and cell culture processes e.g. antibiotic production
  • Monitoring of biomass in bioplastics production
  • Anaerobic digestion e.g. monitoring feedstocks
  • Sewage treatment e.g. monitoring and controlling sewage treatment processes
  • Production of bio-fuels e.g. process monitoring

 Key Benefits:

  • Continuous, online monitoring of industrial processes without contamination or disturbance of the process
  • Not subject to fouling, abrasion or chemical interferences
  • Robust and reliable
  • Can be used in aggressive, biologically active environments
  • Can operate even through electrically-insulating packaging materials
  • Suitable for large sample volumes
  • Ease of access for maintenance

IP Status:

The technology is claimed under patent application GB1204414.5

Offer:

The university is seeking licensing and collaborative research partners.

For more information please contact Donna March (Tel: +44 (0)1443 482776) or use the form below.

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