The invention relates to a water turbine arrangement, and more particularly but not exclusively to a vertical axis water turbine arrangement suitable for use to generate electricity from a body of moving water. The first deployment of this technology is near man-made dams, at the mouth of the dam...

Innovators at North-West University (NWU) have developed advanced ozone generator technology for use as a rapid and low-cost disinfectant solution. The ozone generator can also be used to treat water and fresh produce. During the COVID-19 pandemic many organisations found it challenging to clean...

Postharvest table grapes are susceptible to fungal infection even when stored at the optimal temperature of −0.5°C. The most important pathogen of stored Table Grapes is grey mould, which is caused by Botrytis cinerea. Some countries fumigate their grapes with sulphur dioxide gas. However, if the...

Invention

A method of rapidly determining germination energy in harvested Barley. The technology presents a disposable pregnancy-test-type format that is fast and ideal for on site testing.

Problem Solved

Presently, within the brewing industry, no accurate means to measure levels of seed...

Invention

A method of extracting scopolamine-rich extracts from local indigenous plant material. Scopolamine is a pharmaceutical ingredient used in the treatment of nausea, motion sickness, vomiting and ophthalmic procedures.

Problem solved

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) companies...

The invention

The invention uses plastic waste and Waste Foundry Sand (WFS) to produce building and construction material with a density of between 1700 and 1750 kg/m3. The plastic is melted and WFS is used to produce a paste for the moulding of building material.

Problem solved

Plastics...

The current undertaking seeks to explore the development and production of marula fruit wine into a commercial beverage, similar to grape wine. Marula fruits are used to produce alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in African communities in South Africa, especially those in the Limpopo Province. Ma...

The invention relates to the development of an in vitro culture technology for the multiplication of Euphorbia Groenewaldii R.A. Dyer and Euphorbia Clivicola R.A. Dyer, which are indigenous to South Africa and only occur in a few localities in Limpopo Province. The plants are classified as...

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the development of a successful technology for propagation of Strelitzia juncea plants by tissue culture.

Strelitzia plants have horticultural potential as a cut flower and as a garden plant, especially in drought prone areas of South...

Background:

Cellulose and Chitin are the two most abundant natural biopolymers in the world. Both are characterised as water‑insoluble in their natural states. 

Chitin is a white, hard, inelastic polysaccharide found primarily in the exoskeleton and internal structures of invertebrates such as...