Surfactants are amphipathic molecules with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties that partition preferentially at the interface between fluid phases such as oil/water or air/water interfaces. Such characteristics confer excellent detergency, emulsifying, foaming, and dispersing traits, which...

Background

Leak detection and management is an important topic in the management of water distribution systems. Various instruments and measurement techniques have been developed to identify the occurrences and locations of new leaks in large distribution systems and networks.

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Background

Globally, freshwater is a precious resource that needs to be managed properly. Considerable amounts of freshwater supplied via bulk distribution systems are lost through leakages in poorly maintained water network infrastructure. Utilities, network operators, and other relevant...

Many accidents in rural areas are caused by stray animals. These animals, mostly cows and donkeys, are integral to the livelihoods of the rural communities. Furthermore, accidents with large animals are often fatal for the driver or passengers of a car. Cars also sustain significant damage during...

Fly ash, is a waste by-product from the coal-fired electricity generating stations. Power stations need to dispose of the fly ash in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, making the need to utilize fly ash important. The production of zeolites is one way to beneficiate the fly ash waste where...

BabyChecker is a low-cost ultrasound combined with Artificial Intelligence, and automatically detects maternal risk factors without the need of a trained specialist. It can be connected to a smartphone or tablet, which makes it a portable solution that can be used in remote areas that lack power...

Violence in families, including violence against children, and women are increasing in an alarming rate during COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown. This initiative will implement and evaluate parenting information dissemination, and interactive learning via facilitated parent-support group-based online discussions using text, audio, video, and visual messages. It aims to provide real-time access to parenting information, and interventions to reduce family violence while improving parent-child relationships and child wellbeing. Evidence-based parenting for lifelong health information (PLH) which

The Prime is the future of how we connect to each other and the world around us but more importantly, it is changing the way we imagine and define what connection is. The device allows users to stream and access content for free - without the traditional use of ISP data - Dataless Streaming...

Chronic wounds, as well as severe burns, are linked with pain, infection, amputations, hospitalization and, ultimately, death. Also, treating such illness involve extremely high costs to both the patients themselves and the public health system. In Situ is a healthcare technology-based startup that...

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