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LIFE & MARINE SCIENCE

Removal of Waterborne Microorganisms And Disinfection Byproduct Procursors Using Elemental Iron Inventors:

Serial Number: Filing Date:

Jin, Yan; Chui, Pei C. 60/503,266 September 15, 2003

Docket Number: UD04-07

We have demonstrated that elemental iron can adsorb and inactivate water-borne viruses and remove disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors such as natural organic matter (NOM). Results of our studies demonstrate that, within 15 minutes of effective contact time, elemental iron consistently achieved between 4-log and 5-log removal of two viruses and that most of the viruses removed by iron were inactivated. Our results also indicate that elemental iron can simultaneously remove natural organic matter such as humic acid from water. When water containing microorganisms and NOM comes into contact with elemental iron (e.g., as an active component in a filtration column), pathogens and NOM can be removed from water in a continuous fashion. These results suggest that elemental iron may potentially help disinfect water and wastewater, minimize use of chemical disinfectants such as chlorine, and prevent formation of toxic DBPs. Chemical Attractants in Horseshoe Crab, Limulus Polyphemus, Eggs: The Potential for an Artificial Bait Inventors:

Serial Number: Filing Date:

Targett, Nancy M.; Ferrari, Kirstin M. 60/537,538 January 20, 2004

Docket Number: UD04-25

An Artificial Bait Based on a Peptide Attractant Found in Horseshoe Crab, Limulus Polyphemus, Eggs Inventors:

Serial Number: Filing Date:

Targett, Nancy; Costanza, Jennifer 60/546,630 February 20, 2004

Docket Number: UD04-34

This invention relates to the isolation and characterization of the peptide attractant found in the eggs of Limulus polyphemus horseshoe crabs. More particularly, the invention relates to the identification of the characteristics of such attractant and the development of an independent source of the attractant based on the characterization. Process for Humane Euthanasia of Livestock in Confinement Facilities Inventors:

Serial Number: Filing Date:

Benson, Eric R.; Malone, George W.; Alphin, Robert L.; Estevez, Inmaculada; Van Wicklen, Garrett L. 60/759,666

Docket Number: UD05-01

January 18, 2006

The invention is a new process for existing equipment. Existing fire-fighting equipment (portable high expansion foam generator) was modified to promote maximum entrainment of a selected gassing agent. High expansion foam requires mixing of gas, water, and foam concentrate. In typical high expansion foam applications, ambient air and/or compressed air will be used as the gas for inclusion in the foam. For other applications, alternative gases, such as CO2 and/or nitrogen, can be used.

This invention provides an artificial bait that serves as an alternative to the use of horseshoe crabs as bait for commercial eel and conch fisheries. In particular, the invention is directed to an artificial bait impregnated with metabolites from horseshoe crab eggs.

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