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Applications

The diversity of our ideas and the innovativeness of our employees are reflected in the very diverse set of applications. This depth and breadth makes us a truly unique company.

Do you have ideas about how to apply our technologies?
Contact our business development team.

Advanced Ceramic Materials
Ceramatec has deep experience in working with a wide variety of materials including but not limited to oxides, borides, nitrides, pervoskites, and ionically conducting ceramics. We often make our own complex ceramic compositions & formulations that then are used in several of the applications listed below. Each unique formulation has its own processing nuances and over the years we have been very successful in scaling up these complex compositions to larger volumes.

For information and opportunities for business development of advanced ceramic materials, contact Anthony Nickens .


Biomass to Biofuels
We have developed a porous ceramic for use as a catalyst support and for selective hydrogen enrichment both of which can improve the process efficiencies in a biomass to biofuel conversion process.

For information and opportunities for business development of biomass to biofuels, contact Anthony Nickens .


Biodiesel
Our patented sodium-selective ceramic membranes allows our customers to produce sodium methylate (SMO) – a critical catalyst used in biodiesel process – on site at a cheaper cost than conventional options.

For information and opportunities for business development of biodiesel, contact Anthony Nickens .


Biomedical & Orthopedics
Using our expertise in fabricating intricate multi-channels and multi-functional ceramic structures, Ceramatec has designed orthopedic implants that are porous but can take substantial loads compared to conventional porous ceramic implants. The multifunctional features has lead to the design of drug eluting implants, anti-microbial spacers for knees and joints, partially bio-resorbable implants, and bioceramics beads for spinal applications.

For information and opportunities for business development of biomedical & orthopedics, contact Anthony Nickens .


Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Processing
By using our in-house technologies like the plasma reformer , SOEC , and compact fischer-tropsch process, we can produce convert undesirable carbon dioxide into useful gases like syngas which can then be converted to a liquid fuel.

For information and opportunities for business development of carbon dioxide processing, contact Anthony Nickens .


Coatings
Our coatings’ technology for metals & ceramics is being evaluated in turbines for aircrafts. Other novel coating materials are also being developed which have anti-fungal properties , or offer greater fire-resistance to wood-based building products . A third set of coatings have been developed for refractory, bricks, ladles, and furnace linings .

For information and opportunities for business development of coatings, contact Anthony Nickens .


Custom Electrode Development
Ceramatec has significant expertise in custom electrode development for a wide variety of electrochemical reactions which are critical in industrial processes.

For information and opportunities for business development of custom electrodes, contact Anthony Nickens .


Disinfection
By using our proprietary membranes we are able to produce sodium hypochlorite which is several times stronger disinfectant. The potential applications can be in hospitals, military, and food industry.

For information and opportunities for business development of disinfection, contact Anthony Nickens .


(Clean) Electricity Production
We have an ongoing program in fuel cells (low temperature SOFCs) to demonstrate clean electricity production.

For information and opportunities for business development of clean electricity production, contact Anthony Nickens .


Energy Storage
Ceramatec is working on both sodium and lithium based batteries . These batteries are expected to allow energy storage for homes and have better energy density than existing solutions.

For information and opportunities for business development of energy storage, contact Anthony Nickens .


Gas Production
Ceramatec has been working on large industrial scale gases like Oxygen , Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Syngas . A wide range of technological approaches have been evaluated and successfully demonstrated. We have different ways to produce hydrogen – either electrochemically or by selective separation/enrichment using either dense ceramic membranes or via (catalyst-loaded) porous ceramic membranes .

For information and opportunities for business development of gas production, contact Anthony Nickens .


Heat Exchangers
Ceramic heat exchangers can offer significant advantages in processes which require high temperatures (>500C) and harsh environments (like hot sulfuric acid).

For information and opportunities for business development of heat exchangers, contact Anthony Nickens .


Metal Melting & Chemical Processes
Ceramatec offers porous, high purity alumina ceramics that have at least twice the strength-to-weight ratio of conventional ceramics. These erosion and abrasion resistant ceramics with superior thermal shock properties can be used in metal melting and chemical processes.

For information and opportunities for business development of metal melting & chemical processes, contact Anthony Nickens .


Nanopowder Synthesis
Ceramatec has expertise in synthesizing ceramic nanopowders with high surface area, ultrafine particle sizes (90% under 40 nm) and minimal levels of agglomeration.

For information and opportunities for business development of nanopowder synthesis, contact Anthony Nickens .


Oil Upgrading
We currently have an ongoing project where we are using ceramic membranes coupled with chemical processes to demonstrate heavy oil and shale oil upgrading .

For information and opportunities for business development of oil upgrading, contact Anthony Nickens .


Precision Sensors
Ceramatec and its subsidiary, Emisense , have developed sensors to detect very small levels of gases like NOx, Ammonia, oxygen, hydrogen, and sodium . These have applications in automobile industry, waste clean up, and chemical process control & monitoring.

For information and opportunities for business development of precision sensors, contact Anthony Nickens .


Waste Product Recycling & Clean Up
We have technologies that offer to recycle, reduce or eliminate different types of waste ranging from nuclear waste , sodium in industrial waste stream , coal combustion waste (landfillable fly ash) , desulfurization of waste gases , waste gas clean up , and alumina (landfillable) waste from ceramic processing .

For information and opportunities for business development ofwaste product recycling & clean up, contact Anthony Nickens .

Business Development Opportunities

For information and opportunities for business development contact Anthony Nickens.
Phone: 801.978.2113
Email: anickens@ceramatec.com