Patents by Inventor Ronen Itzhak Shechter

Ronen Itzhak Shechter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10633268
    Abstract: Provided is a water treatment module including a bundle of hollow fiber membranes that includes a treatment portion extending between bottom and top ends and at least one gas diffuser. The membranes may be gas permeable and water impermeable. At least one end of the hollow fiber membranes is linked to a source of biofilm growth-supporting gas (BGSG) and configured to permit inlet of said BGSG into the hollow fiber membranes. Also provided herein are devices, systems and methods making use of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen-Itzhak Shechter, Steven D. Kloos
  • Publication number: 20200048119
    Abstract: Provided is a wastewater treatment process including: (a) circulating wastewater including biodegradable organic material, between an anaerobic digester (AD) and at least one microbial electrolysis cell (MEC), the MEC including an anode and a cathode; (b) applying voltage on said anode and said cathode; and (c) discharging from said AD biogas with a methane fraction of above 70% v/v. Also provided is a biological wastewater treatment system including wastewater inlet, and (i) an anaerobic digester (AD) comprising biogas outlet, and effluent outlet; and (ii) at least one microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) including an anode and a cathode; said AD and said at least one MEC being in liquid communication through liquid circulation lines configured for at least circulating wastewater between said AD and said at least one MEC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: FLUENCE WATER PRODUCTS AND INNOVATION LTD
    Inventor: Ronen-Itzhak SHECHTER
  • Publication number: 20190389754
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a water treatment module, a bioreactor comprising one or more of such modules and a receptive water treatment system. Also provided herein is a method making use of the above module, bioreactor and system. The water treatment module comprises (i) at least one elongated gas enclosure comprising a gas inlet and two vertical walls, at least one vertical wall comprising a water-impermeable and gas-permeable membrane having a water-facing side and a gas-facing side, the two vertical walls separating between water external to the enclosure and gas within the enclosure, the gas enclosure being in a rolled or folded configuration to thereby define a convoluted horizontal path and one or more water-treatment spaces formed between opposite water facing sides of the enclosure; and (ii) a diffuser arrangement comprising gas diffusers configured for introducing a stream of gas into the one or more water treatment spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen-Itzhak SHECHTER, Eytan Baruch LEVY, Lior ESHED, Yaron BAR-TAL, Tomer SPECTOR, Noam Mordechai SIEGEL
  • Patent number: 10457581
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a water treatment module, a bioreactor comprising one or more of such modules and a receptive water treatment system. Also provided herein is a method making use of the above module, bioreactor and system. The water treatment module comprises (i) at least one elongated gas enclosure comprising a gas inlet and two vertical walls, at least one vertical wall comprising a water-impermeable and gas-permeable membrane having a water-facing side and a gas-facing side, the two vertical walls separating between water external to said enclosure and gas within said enclosure, the gas enclosure being in a rolled or folded configuration to thereby define a convoluted horizontal path and one or more water-treatment spaces formed between opposite water facing sides of the enclosure; and (ii) a diffuser arrangement comprising gas diffusers configured for introducing a stream of gas into the one or more water treatment spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen-Itzhak Shechter, Eytan Baruch Levy, Lior Eshed, Yaron Bar-Tal, Tomer Spector, Noam Mordechai Siegel
  • Patent number: 10458029
    Abstract: A bacterial fuel cell including a plurality of anodes and a plurality of cathodes in liquid communication with a liquid to be purified, the plurality of anodes and the plurality of cathodes each including a metal electrical conductor arranged to be electrically coupled across a load in an electrical circuit and an electrically conductive coating at least between the metal electrical conductor and the liquid to be purified, the electrically conductive coating being operative to mutually seal the liquid and the electrical conductor from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: EMEFCY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Eytan Baruch Levy, Lior Eshed
  • Publication number: 20180282190
    Abstract: Provided is a clogging resistant biofilm-based water treatment system. The system includes a membrane-enclosed water flow pathway including at least one water-impermeable, oxygen-permeable membrane wall portion extending along the pathway and at least another wall portion extending along at least part of the pathway. According to the subject matter provided, biofilm growth and consequent clogging generally takes place along the water-impermeable, oxygen-permeable membrane wall portion and biofilm growth and clogging does not take place along the another wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak SHECHTER, Eytan Baruch LEVY, Lior ESHED, Yaron BAR-TAL, Tomer SPECTOR, Noam Mordechai SIEGEL
  • Publication number: 20180265383
    Abstract: Provided is a water treatment module including a bundle of hollow fiber membranes that includes a treatment portion extending between bottom and top ends and at least one gas diffuser. The membranes may be gas permeable and water impermeable. At least one end of the hollow fiber membranes is linked to a source of biofilm growth-supporting gas (BGSG) and configured to permit inlet of said BGSG into the hollow fiber membranes. Also provided herein are devices, systems and methods making use of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen-Itzhak SHECHTER, Steven D. KLOOS
  • Publication number: 20180048010
    Abstract: Provided is an oxygen reduction catalyst element including a water impermeable, gas permeable membrane coated on at least one a portion thereof with a porous layer including a mixture of a non-ionic polymer and at least one oxygen reduction catalytic particulate material. Also provided herein is a method of producing the oxygen reduction catalyst element, a cathode including the same and a fuel cell making use of such cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak SHECHTER, Yair Haim WIJSBOOM, Lior ESHED
  • Publication number: 20170247276
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a water treatment module, a bioreactor comprising one or more of such modules and a receptive water treatment system. Also provided herein is a method making use of the above module, bioreactor and system. The water treatment module comprises (i) at least one elongated gas enclosure comprising a gas inlet and two vertical walls, at least one vertical wall comprising a water-impermeable and gas-permeable membrane having a water-facing side and a gas-facing side, the two vertical walls separating between water external to said enclosure and gas within said enclosure, the gas enclosure being in a rolled or folded configuration to thereby define a convoluted horizontal path and one or more water-treatment spaces formed between opposite water facing sides of the enclosure; and (ii) a diffuser arrangement comprising gas diffusers configured for introducing a stream of gas into the one or more water treatment spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Emefcy Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronen-Itzhak SHECHTER, Eytan Baruch LEVY, Lior ESHED, Yaron BAR-TAL, Tomer SPECTOR, Noam Mordechai SIEGEL
  • Patent number: 9478820
    Abstract: A bacterial fuel cell including at least one anode and at least two cathodes in liquid communication with a liquid to be treated, the at least one anode being separated from the at least two cathodes by at least first and second electrically insulating spacers and the at least one anode and the at least two cathodes being electrically connected across an external load and the at least one anode and the at least two cathodes being wound together generally in a spiral configuration together with at least a third electrically insulating spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EMEFCY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Eytan Baruch Levy
  • Publication number: 20150108052
    Abstract: A system for treating wastewater including at least one water-treatment pathway having at least one wastewater inlet, at least one oxygen-permeable, water-impermeable wall, separating an interior of the pathway from outside air, and at least one treated wastewater outlet and arranged for at least aerobic treatment of the wastewater as it flows from the at least one wastewater inlet to the at least one treated wastewater outlet, at least one wastewater supply conduit, supplying the wastewater to the at least one wastewater inlet of the water-treatment pathway and at least one treated wastewater conduit, supplying treated wastewater from the at least one treated wastewater outlet of the at least one water-treatment pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: EMEFCY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak SHECHTER, Lior ESHED, Eytan Baruch LEVY, Tamar ASHLAGI AMIRI
  • Publication number: 20150093601
    Abstract: A bacterial fuel cell including a plurality of anodes and a plurality of cathodes in liquid communication with a liquid to be purified, the plurality of anodes and the plurality of cathodes each including a metal electrical conductor arranged to be electrically coupled across a load in an electrical circuit and an electrically conductive coating at least between the metal electrical conductor and the liquid to be purified, the electrically conductive coating being operative to mutually seal the liquid and the electrical conductor from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: EMEFCY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak SHECHTER, Eytan Baruch LEVY, Lior ESHED
  • Patent number: 8940171
    Abstract: A system for treating wastewater including at least one water-treatment pathway having at least one wastewater inlet, at least one oxygen-permeable, water-impermeable wall, separating an interior of the pathway from outside air, and at least one treated wastewater outlet and arranged for at least aerobic treatment of the wastewater as it flows from the at least one wastewater inlet to the at least one treated wastewater outlet, at least one wastewater supply conduit, supplying the wastewater to the at least one wastewater inlet of the water-treatment pathway and at least one treated wastewater conduit, supplying treated wastewater from the at least one treated wastewater outlet of the at least one water-treatment pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Emefcy Limited
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Lior Eshed, Eytan Baruch Levy, Tamar Ashlagi Amiri
  • Patent number: 8932770
    Abstract: A bacterial fuel cell including a plurality of anodes and a plurality of cathodes in liquid communication with a liquid to be purified, the plurality of anodes and the plurality of cathodes each including a metal electrical conductor arranged to be electrically coupled across a load in an electrical circuit and an electrically conductive coating at least between the metal electrical conductor and the liquid to be purified, the electrically conductive coating being operative to mutually seal the liquid and the electrical conductor from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Emefcy Limited
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Eytan Baruch Levy, Lior Eshed
  • Patent number: 8800969
    Abstract: Provided is a system for dissolving gas into liquid contained within a body. The system may include a tubular body extending between a bottom end and a top end, a gas diffuser coupleable to a gas source and configured for discharging gas bubbles into the tubular body, and a liquid pump for propelling liquid within the tubular body in a downwards direction, against uprising gas bubbles, where the liquid egresses at the bottom end of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Diffusaire Ltd
    Inventors: Gil Yousfan, Ronen-Itzhak Shechter
  • Publication number: 20130266876
    Abstract: A bacterial fuel cell including at least one anode and at least two cathodes in liquid communication with a liquid to be treated, the at least one anode being separated from the at least two cathodes by at least first and second electrically insulating spacers and the at least one anode and the at least two cathodes being electrically connected across an external load and the at least one anode and the at least two cathodes being wound together generally in a spiral configuration together with at least a third electrically insulating spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Eytan Baruch Levy
  • Publication number: 20120273414
    Abstract: A system for treating wastewater including at least one water-treatment pathway having at least one wastewater inlet, at least one oxygen-permeable, water-impermeable wall, separating an interior of the pathway from outside air, and at least one treated wastewater outlet and arranged for at least aerobic treatment of the wastewater as it flows from the at least one wastewater inlet to the at least one treated wastewater outlet, at least one wastewater supply conduit, supplying the wastewater to the at least one wastewater inlet of the water-treatment pathway and at least one treated wastewater conduit, supplying treated wastewater from the at least one treated wastewater outlet of the at least one water-treatment pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: EMEFCY LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Lior Eshed, Eytan Baruch Levy, Tamar Ashlagi Amiri
  • Publication number: 20110309034
    Abstract: Provided is a system for dissolving gas into liquid contained within a body. The system may include a tubular body extending between a bottom end and a top end, a gas diffuser coupleable to a gas source and configured for discharging gas bubbles into the tubular body, and a liquid pump for propelling liquid within the tubular body in a downwards direction, against uprising gas bubbles, where the liquid egresses at the bottom end of the tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: DIFFUSAIRE LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Yousfan, Ronen Itzhak Shechter
  • Publication number: 20110229742
    Abstract: A bacterial fuel cell including a plurality of anodes and a plurality of cathodes in liquid communication with a liquid to be purified, the plurality of anodes and the plurality of cathodes each including a metal electrical conductor arranged to be electrically coupled across a load in an electrical circuit and an electrically conductive coating at least between the metal electrical conductor and the liquid to be purified, the electrically conductive coating being operative to mutually seal the liquid and the electrical conductor from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Emefcy Limited
    Inventors: Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Eytan Baruch Levy, Lior Eshed
  • Publication number: 20110027870
    Abstract: A biomass carrier including a multiplicity of generally elongate plastic biomass attachment strips joined to each other at least one location therealong, the multiplicity of generally elongate plastic biomass attachment strips being mutually arranged to define a generally deformable biomass carrier including generally outer disposed biomass attachment strips and generally inner disposed biomass attachment strips. Apparatus and methods for manufacture of the biomass carrier as well as fluid treatment systems and methods using the biomass carrier are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: AQWISE-WISE WATER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Nir Assulin, Ronen Itzhak Shechter, Tamar Arbel