Iran unveils 5 new energy, material achievements

FNA – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled 5 successful industrial and research achievements of the Energy Sources Development Organization (ESDO) on Wednesday.

Adressing the ceremony to mark the unveiling of the 5 industrial and research plans of the ESDO, General Hatami said that the Defense Ministry will keep supporting researchers, applied sciences, and networks of experts to forward the causes of the resistance economy in the country.

Saying that ESDO registers several technology patents annually, he also hailed the organization’s achievements in providing the armed forces’ needs in areas of energy and complicated mining materials.

Hatami also praised accomplishments of the ESDO in areas of research, development of systems and complicated hybrid machines, energy generating systems, restoring devices and systems, and services for efficient use of energy.

He added that the ESDO has the capacity equal to 100 TFPs (total-factor productivity).

The five new plans opened today enable the ESDO to produce antimony, recycle lithium-ion battery, semi-industrial production of helium gas, and production of organic fossil fuels, he recounted.

Last Wednesday, Iranian scientists declared that they had manufactured ultracentrifuges with the capability of spinning 60,000rpm, to become the third nation with the needed hi-tech to manufacture such centrifuges after the US and Japan.

“Now we are able to build ultracentrifuge with the capability of spinning 60,000rpm which is considered as a very big success because the US and Japan were the only countries capable of producing the machine,” Managing-Director of the knowledge-based Edman Tak company Kia Pasha said, addressing a ceremony to unveil the machine in Alborz province near Tehran.

He explained that ultracentrifuges can be applied in food and drug industries but their main use is in research as well as oil, gas and petrochemical industries to separate particles with different density.

Ultracentrifuges are laboratory centrifuges with rotors that spin at very high speeds, usually ranging from 60,000 RPM and 200,000 x g to 150,000 RPM and 1,000,000 x g. Ultracentrifuges are segmented into two main classes, preparative and analytical.

Preparative ultracentrifuges isolate or pellet biological particles, viruses, organelles, membranes and biomolecules such as DNA, RNA and lipoproteins.

Analytical ultracentrifuges use detection systems to monitor spinning samples in real time to determine sedimentation velocity and equilibrium used to determine shape and mass of macromolecules.