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Tecnologías para eliminar olores en el frigorífico

Resumen

Tipo:
Demanda Tecnológica
Referencia:
TRHU20160421002
Publicado:
09/06/2016
Caducidad:
09/06/2017
Resumen:
Un socio de una empresa húngara de transferencia de tecnología busca una tecnología altamente eficiente para eliminar olores en el frigorífico. Esta tecnología debe mantener el aire fresco en el interior del frigorífico sin olores desagradables y evitar la contaminación cruzada y transmisión de olores en los alimentos. Entre los enfoques posibles se incluyen tecnologías físicas de absorción de olores de acción prolongada, tecnologías químicas de absorción, tecnologías de eliminación de olores por oxidación y otras tecnologías rápidas de eliminación de olores. La empresa busca socios con una tecnología totalmente desarrollada para establecer acuerdos de licencia, o socios que dispongan del prototipo para colaborar en el desarrollo conjunto de la tecnología mediante un acuerdo de cooperación técnica.

Details

Tittle:
Odor elimination technologies for refrigerators
Summary:
A multinational partner company of a Hungarian Technology Transfer company is looking for a high-efficiency odor elimination technology that could keep the air inside the refrigerator fresh without undesirable odors, and avoid cross-odor contamination of food. The company therefore seeks partners who have a fully developed technology in the respective field for licensing the technology or partners who have a working prototype for collaboration in joint development via technical cooperation.
Description:
Sometimes, the odor of some specific food may fill up the space of the drawer or the whole cabinet, and then this kind of odor will mix up with odors of other food, which could lead to quite unpleasant user experiences.

Food spoilage usually occurs when users forget to consume the food stored in the refrigerator on time or sometimes they do not use the refrigerator for a long time. The undesirable odor of the spoiled food could also cause negative impact on user experiences.

According to the above the major sources of undesirable odors are
- Natural odors of food: Allium plant odor (sulphide), fish odor (trimethylamine), durian odor (ester, ketones, and sulphide) and
- food spoilage: bacteria metabolism (methane, sulphide, methyl mercaptan, and methyl amine).

A multinational partner company of a Hungarian Technology Transfer company is now seeking for highly efficient odor elimination technologies or integrated solutions to remove the two major sources for undesirable odors, so as to solve 2 key issues:
1. To eliminate undesirable odors when the door is open.
2. To avoid cross-odor contamination of the food while the door is closed, so different food items don´t absorb the smells of surrounding food.

Possible approaches could be based on:
- Long-acting and renewable physical odor absorption technologies (the renewable process does not require manual operations). May or may not require electricity.
- Chemical absorption technologies (spectrum characteristics of undesirable odors; the absorption capability should be strong).
- Highly effective and complete oxidation elimination technology (no secondary pollution).
Integrated solutions:
- Other new and fast odor elimination technologies.

The following technologies or approaches are not of interest:
- Ordinary physical absorption technologies (ordinary activated carbon/molecular sieve, etc.).
- Ordinary oxidative decomposition (ozone, plasma, and UV sterilization technologies)
- Technologies that require high concentration of ozone.

The company seeks fully developed technologies in this field with the aim of licensing the chosen technology or technologies with working prototype that can lead to joint development cooperation that will end up in manufacturing the product.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
The criteria that technologies should achieve:
- Odor elimination efficiency should exceed 90%.
- It should be safe and reliable to use in the refrigerator, and not include harmful substances (ozone, radiation, and UV should meet the national standard).
- It should not produce secondary pollution.
- Its lifetime should be no less than 10 years (preferential but not necessary), and no specific maintenance is required.
- Must work in the refrigerator operation environment: Humidity: 40%-90%; Temperature: -18~10¿; Volume: 200~500L; Power supply: 5/12V, DC

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
It is preferred to work with partners that have existing technologies or approaches that can be applied to this specific application. Technological solutions are welcome either from companies (large or small and medium enterprises), either from inventors or researchers.

Collaboration can involve technology licensing, product sourcing, proof of concept leading to joint development agreements and assistance with scale-up to manufacturing. Preference will be given to technologies or approaches that currently have working prototypes that can undergo feasibility, validation or proof of concept over a 3-6 month period. Financial support for the proof of concept phase will be negotiated based on specific performance targets agreed between both parties.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Hungarian