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Manchester University scoops top prize at IChemE awards

10-11-2010

A carbon calculator software tool developed by chemical engineers at Manchester University clinched the top prize last night at the IChemE 2010 innovation and excellence awards. The CCalc helps companies to measure and reduce their carbon footprint at minimum cost and has been developed in ...

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The effects of hydrogen on growing carbon nanotubes

13-10-2010

Carbon nanotubes -- long, hollow cylinders of carbon billionths of a meter in diameter -- have many potential uses in nanotechnology, optics, electronics, and many other fields. The exact properties of nanotubes depend on their structure, and scientists as yet have little control over that ...

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'Nanosprings' offer improved performance in biomedicine, electronics

20-09-2010

Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto "nanosprings" – a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ability to maximize surface area in microreactors. The findings, announced in the journal ...

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Engineers image nanostructure of a solid acid catalyst and boost its catalytic activity

Researchers from Lehigh and Rice universities combine electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to shed new light on a tungstated zirconia catalyst

11-11-2009

The catalytic processes that facilitate the production of many chemicals and fuels could become much more environmentally friendly thanks to a breakthrough achieved by researchers from Lehigh and Rice Universities. In an article published Nov. 8 by the journal Nature Chemistry, the researchers ...

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A recipe for controlling carbon nanotubes

Case Western Reserve University researchers find mixing different metals in a catalyst can help determine structure, function

22-09-2009

Nanoscopic tubes made of a lattice of carbon just a single atom deep hold promise for delivering medicines directly to a tumor, sensors so keen they detect the arrival or departure of a single electron, a replacement for costly platinum in fuel cells or as energy-saving transistors and ...

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Queen's scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution

25-05-2009

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new eco-friendly way of dissolving wood using ionic liquids that may help its transformation into popular products such as bio fuels, textiles, clothes and paper. Dr Héctor Rodríguez and Professor Robin Rogers from the University's ...

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Air Products Announces Executive Moves

19-02-2009

Air Products has made the following executive moves: Patrick F. Loughlin was named vice president, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality, effective immediately. He will be responsible for establishing EH&S policies and standards, setting and tracking performance goals, and ensuring global ...

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Researcher at University of Basque Country devises fuel that are more efficient cells, thanks to a new catalyst

07-05-2008

Methanol fuel cells are an efficient and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but they are still not economically viable Nevertheless, for his PhD, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) research chemist, José E. Barranco, has developed new materials that enable the manufacture of cheaper ...

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Novel organic metal hybrids that will revolutionize materials science and chemical engineering

20-02-2008

A novel class of hybrid materials made from metals and organic compounds is changing the face of solid state chemistry and materials science just 10 years after its discovery, with applications already in safe storage of highly inflammable gases such as hydrogen and methane. Europe is aiming to ...

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Berkeley Scientists Bring MRI/NMR to Microreactors

30-01-2008

In a significant step towards improving the design of future catalysts and catalytic reactors, especially for microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) at ...

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