CIVIL ENGINEERING-RELATED INNOVATIONS CREATED BY PURDUE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS
Purdue University researchers have developed several innovations in the civil engineering field. There are almost 30 in the civil engineering category available to bring to market through licensing or other commercial agreements with the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.
Here are five:
- Crowd Management System, 2021-DIET-69183
High-density outdoor public events and locations typically lack signs or other notifications to guide crowds in case of emergency. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a crowd management system that detects the number of people in an area to help evacuate them quickly. Two styles are available: an inflatable one with rapid deployment for outdoor settings and the other a telescoping mast for posts and traffic lights. Both can be charged with solar light.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a method to clean membranes that filter wastewater in water treatment facilities. Traditional cleaning methods are expensive and can damage the membrane. The Purdue method uses an enzyme to degrade the materials built up on the membrane, eliminating the need for expensive chemical cleaners or membrane replacement.
- Hydrogel to Improve Concrete Curing, 2015-ERK-67079
Researchers at Purdue University have developed hydrogel-based curing agents for concrete materials, including high-performance concrete applications. Using the hydrogel increases the strength and durability of concrete products compared to traditional curing agents.
Creating 3D models of bridges using traditional Building Information Modeling takes up to five hours using CAD software. Researchers at Purdue University have developed time-efficient software systems and methods for creating 3D models of bridges from uploaded 2D PDF drawings that require an average of less than 11 minutes.
- A Rapid Test for Measurement of Chloramines in Swimming Pools, 2017-BLAT-67646
Researchers at Purdue University have developed technology to improve the quality and accuracy of information associated with water tests by measuring organic and inorganic chloramines in pool water. The technology allows for efficient treatment of swimming pools for rapid and persistent sanitization.
Find 19 categories of innovations developed by Purdue University researchers, all available to further develop through licensing or other commercialization agreements with the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.
Read about other innovations in the civil engineering category on the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization website.