Wastewater treatment plants as drivers for the energy transition
Technical add-on module can, in principle, turn any wastewater treatment plant into a CO2 sink and decentralized methane production plant
21-Sep-2023 - By implementing an innovative technology, any wastewater treatment plant would be able to produce methane from carbon dioxide in an environmentally friendly way. If some microorganisms present in wastewater treatment plants are additionally supplied with hydrogen and carbon dioxide, they produce ...
A new way to capture and recycle carbon dioxide from industrial emissions
A new electrochemical cell could help industrial processes emit less carbon dioxide
07-Sep-2023 - Carbon capture is a promising method to help slow climate change. With this approach, carbon dioxide (CO2) is trapped before it escapes into the atmosphere, but the process requires a large amount of energy and equipment. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have designed a capture ...
Modular flow cells for sustainable chemistry
Optimization of electrochemical manufacturing processes
05-Sep-2023 - Electrochemical processes like water electrolysis will become increasingly important in the future in light of climate change and the resultant need for an energy and raw materials transition. The Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM is collaborating with hte GmbH to ...
Producing carboxylic acids employing an environmentally friendly technique
Electrochemistry provides new opportunities
30-Aug-2023 - Researchers at Mainz University and Evonik have developed an innovative method to cleave and oxidize double- and triple-bonds in hydrocarbon. Polyamides are present in many different products, such as ropes for mountaineering, parachutes of nylon, and materials for 3D printing. Dicarboxylic acids ...
How do Li-ion batteries change their properties during discharge?
The Vienna University of Technology has succeeded in developing new models that can be used to describe very precisely the behavior of lithium-ion batteries during the charging and discharging process
10-Aug-2023 - From cell phone batteries to electric cars - lithium-ion batteries have long been part of our everyday lives. Even the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 2019 for the invention of such batteries. However, describing the processes in lithium-ion batteries with technical precision is ...
Surface analysis of catalyst particles in aqueous solutions
The results are relevant for the development of efficient photoelectrodes for the production of green hydrogen
25-Jul-2023 - Green hydrogen can be produced directly in a photoelectrochemical cell, splitting water with solar energy. However, this requires the development of super-efficient photoelectrodes that need to combine many talents at the same time: They must be excellent at converting sunlight into electricity, ...
New study shatters conventional wisdom and unlocks the future of electrochemical devices
"Our findings challenge the conventional understanding of the charging process in electrochemical devices”
18-Jul-2023 - A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge reveals a surprising discovery that could transform the future of electrochemical devices. The findings offer new opportunities for the development of advanced materials and improved performance in fields such as energy storage, brain-like ...
New aluminium radical battery promises more sustainable power
Scientists hope to make the world’s first safe and efficient non-toxic aqueous aluminium radical battery
17-Jul-2023 - Teams from Flinders University in South Australia and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in China have reported the first stage of developing these novel batteries in a new article published by the Journal of American Chemistry, the flagship journal of the American Chemical Society. Most batteries ...
Next-generation flow battery design sets records
Sugar additive plays a surprise role, boosting flow battery capacity and longevity for this grid energy resilience design
13-Jul-2023 - A common food and medicine additive has shown it can boost the capacity and longevity of a next-generation flow battery design in a record-setting experiment. A research team from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory reports that the flow battery, a design optimized ...
The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity
The method it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in front of your eyes
10-Jul-2023 - Chemists at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new way to recycle a common type of plastic found in soda bottles and other packaging. The team’s method relies on electricity and some nifty chemical reactions, and it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in ...
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