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World Intellectual Property Organization

Network member number:
N0004
Acronym:
WIPO
Address:
34, Chemin des Combattants 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland
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Type of organisation:
Intergovernmental organisation

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 187 member states. WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. The mandate of the organization, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

Organisation name (local):
Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle
Acronym (local):
OMPI
Active in:
Worldwide

Contributions

  • Methods for enhancing anaerobic degradation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and structurally related fuel oxygenates

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Methyl tert-butyl ether a volatile synthetic compound has been the most frequently used fuel oxygenate which when used with gasoline increases octane and reduces combustion emissions. As it is a frequent water contaminant that is difficult to remove by most physical methods a treatment of fuel contaminated water is required. Rutgers scientists have discovered a novel method for the anaerobic degradation of MTBE and other relevant fuel related oxygenates such as TAME DIPE ETBE TBA and isopropyl ether.

  • Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    This invention is a Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block that is effective for retention of rainfall on paved areas in average as well as in extreme conditions. The system is developed for roof runoff but the general idea can also be applied to delay runoff from roads parking lots and in small canals. The Drainage Block is very well applicable in a modular system. Modular application in large paved areas will create nearly endless possibilities to spread the runoff from rainstorm events.

  • Nanoporous Insulating Oxide Deionization Device for Softening and Treating Water

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Background: Capacitive deionization devices use high surface area carbon electrodes to remove ions from water. However these systems perform poorly at removing Ca2+ and other multivalent cations which are atoms or molecules that have lost a number of electrons and thus have a positive charge from hard water. Alternatively salt-based water deionizers (water softeners) result in a brine byproduct that is unusable in arid zones wherein water reclamation is practiced.

  • Hybrid Photocatalysts based on Nanoclays for Water Purification

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    The offered method of water purification is based on the photocatalytic degradation of contaminations. Photocatalysts are received as a results of the modification of layered nanoclays by polymers that can absorb both visible and ultraviolet light. Experimental tests have shown that hybrid photocatalysts may efficiently degrade water pollutants as a result of oxidation by singlet oxygen energy or electron transfer. Morover it has been proved that hybrid photocatalysts have the ability to adsorb hydrophobic compounds thereby additionally improving the water purification process.

  • VUNA - Nutrient Harvesting

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    By recovering nutrients from urine in small decentralized reactors we developed a dry sanitation system which is affordable produces a valuable fertilizer promotes entrepreneurship and reduces pollution of water resources.

  • (KOTEC11) Facilities for the reuse of water and wastewater and the phosphorous removal (Up-flow filtering device)

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    This technology has been identified by KOTEC(Korea Technology Finance Corporation) for WIPO GREEN's project in waste water treatment sector. Any request for contacting the technology provider will be facilitated by KOTEC. The water treatment device using the upflow filtration system; it is used for water and wastewater treatment and total phosphorus removal and reuse etc.

  • VitaSOFT Acid Mine Drainage Water Treatment

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    An integrated acid mine drainage (AMD) solution has been developed using a combination of biological and chemical treatment steps to produce desalinated water fit for reuse or discharge. This process produces a smaller volume of solid waste when compared with conventional lime or limestone neutralization processes and offers the opportunity to extract valuable by-products such as elemental sulphur calcium carbonate pellets and magnesium hydroxide

  • CleanSip: Versatile Point-of-Consumption Water Treatment Bottle

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    A versatile point-of-consumption water treatment bottle has been developed that allows users to process untreated water (without a pump system) using different chemicals or filter components found in a typical household. This allows the user to easily adapt the treatment to what is available rather than having to buy specific replacement components thereby ensuring consistent use over longer periods in remote areas

  • (KOTEC10) System for organic waste reduction and energy recovery

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    This technology has been identified by KOTEC(Korea Technology Finance Corporation) for WIPO GREEN's project in waste water treatment sector. Any request for contacting the technology provider will be facilitated by KOTEC. This technology has been developed to reduce the organic wastes and convert them to energy and targeted at the sludge as by-products in wastewater treatment.

  • MSABP Multi-Stage Activated Biological Process Wastewater Treatment System

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    MSABP is water purification technology based on a revolutionary biological treatment process in which a special biological carrier provides immobilization of microorganisms in a multi-stage aeration tank. Principles of treatment are as follows. 1. The effect of multi-stage changes the biota in each tank in an orderly manner thereby forming a food chain. 2. The biological carrier provides an environment in which microorganisms remain active and are able to treat highly concentrated effluent and hard to decompose effluent. MSABP can be used for the following applications. 1.

  • Sea and Brackish water Desalination and Industrial water treatment

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Desalitech systems and solutions cover any RO application at any scale ranging from the upgrade of wells and municipal water to ultrapure water through the upgrade of treated effluents and brackish water and up to seawater desalination. Desalitech is proposing a line of fully automated containerized desalination systems of up to 3000 m3 day (500 gallons/min) intended for 24/7/365 operation in various operation conditions as well as larger plants.

  • High Throughput Filtration of Oil-Containing Wastewater using a Carbon Nanotube-Infused Membrane

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    A carbon nanotube-infused filtration membrane for higher throughput filtration of oil-containing wastewater. The structure of the membrane reduces fouling and increases mechanical strength thereby increasing filter lifespan and and enabling cheaper wastewater filtration. The membrane has application in industries needing to manage the disposal of oil-water emulsions such as oil fields metallurgical pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals.

  • Effective Water Treatment System for Hardness and Arsenic Removal

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    1. Removal of Hardness Hard water contains a high concentration of calcium and magnesium ions. Hard water is softened by removing the calcium and magnesium dissolved. These ions can't be trapped in the filter bed. When hard water passes through the softening system it exchanges the hard ions in the water with soft ions. The softening system has resin beads with sodium attached. As water enters the softening system dissolved calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the resin. The minerals attach to the resin pulling them from the water and releasing sodium into the water. 2.

  • Soil and water remediation by immobilizing heavy metals with zeolites synthesized from fly ash

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Cheaper production of zeolites for environmental applications such as soil and water remediation is possible using this process that starts from the waste material fly ash. The process produces up to eight times the zeolites and produces them more cheaply than do other zeolite processes. It also uses seawater and operates at low temperatures while other processes required higher temperatures. Zeolites capture and retain heavy metals by encapsulating them in the zeolitic framework via an ion-exchange mechanism.

  • Hybrid Lagoon System ("HLS")

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    HLS is a wastewater treatment technology featuring unique architecture of plants way of treatment and functions of microorganisms comparing with competitive Continuous Wastewater Treatment Technology with Activated Sludge ("CWTTAS").

  • Municipal Sewage Treatment System

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Wastewater treatment comprising seven stages include physical treatment (large solids separation of heavy particles and decanting) three biological treatments (degradation of organic matter) and a chemical treatment that involves chlorination. Also includes a sludge collection phase. The system achieves an average treatment efficiency of 95% in terms of total suspended solid (TSS) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) complying with the Mexican standard 001-SEMARNAT-2009.

  • Nontoxic Paint Additive that Prevents Marine Surface Contamination

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Invention : The University of Florida is seeking a company interested in commercializing a novel paint additive that reduces the contamination of aquatic surfaces from barnacles and a variety of other marine organisms. Bacteria algae and sedentary invertebrates such as barnacles sponges and mollusks become encrusted on the hulls of ships causing turbulence slowing their passage increasing fuel requirements and deteriorating painted surfaces leading to corrosion.

  • Jua Kali hydram

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Water fall pump based on hydrostatic pressure.

    A hydram (hydraulic ram pumps) is an automatic pumping device which utilises a small fall of water to lift a fraction of the supply flow to a much greater height.