Memsift Establishes M.O.U. With CCAST

Singapore-based Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd and the Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technologies (CCAST) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) have executed a cooperation agreement in the form of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore application studies and pilot trials for Memsift technologies in North America. 

Memsift’s thermal separation process and membranes are based on innovative patented technologies that provide unique benefits over traditional brine treatment and zero liquid discharge solutions. Memsift’s TS-30TM system uses an innovative thermodynamic principle based thermal separation process and a proprietary membrane STOMATE® that brings down the industrial effluents treatment cost significantly. Memsift has received interests for its product and its applications from North America. Memsift determined to explore the potential markets and applications for its products in the region. It would be advantageous to appoint a strategic partner who possesses the technical understanding and analytical facilities to perform the application studies and pilot trials to validate the product for its initial customers in the United State of America (USA). 

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UConn Students, Professors Team up to Make Hand Sanitizer

STORRS, CT (WFSB) — A team of UConn students and professors are on a mission to fill 20,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.

Their ultimate goal is to hand out the product for free at senior living communities, to first responders, soup kitchens, and food pantries.

“It’s something that we’re happy to do and is our privilege to do,” said Noah Ferguson, a PhD student at UConn.

Ferguson is among the team of other volunteers focusing on at risk communities during the pandemic.

“Many people, especially the elderly, or if they’re on fixed income, they just can’t afford these things, and so those are the people we’re trying to reach,” said Jeffrey McCutcheon, associate professor of Chemical Engineering at UConn.

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UConn Scientists Working to Develop First of its Kind Ventilator

STORRS, CT (WFSB) – With the possibility of Connecticut having a shortage of ventilators, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut is stepping up to help.

They’re working on developing a first of its kind ventilator.

When it comes to ventilators, health officials are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

In Connecticut and across the country, there could potentially be a shortage of life-saving ventilators.

That’s why for the last three weeks, UConn’s Center for Applied Separations Technology lab has been working on an emergency ventilator that area hospitals could use if need be.

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