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With two billion people worldwide lacking access to clean and safe drinking water, joint research by Monash University, CSIRO and the University of Texas at Austin published today in Sciences Advances may offer a breakthrough new solution. It all comes down to metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), an amazing next generation material that have the largest internal surface area of any known substance. The sponge like crystals can be used to capture, store and release chemical compounds.
Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. How would such a change affect global politics? The 20th century was dominated by coal, oil and natural gas, but a shift to zero-emission energy generation and transport means a new set of elements will become key. Solar energy, for instance, still primarily uses silicon technology, for which the major raw material
If you’re building a home or an addition to your existing home, be sure to choose eco-friendly construction materials. There are really two ways to be eco-friendly in your home building materials. The first is to choose materials that minimize environmental impact. Using recycled materials, for example, always causes less environmental impact than using new materials. If you use a wood construction with new timber, you are essentially putting in an order for trees to
About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient – but not both. Researchers at North Carolina State University have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time. Specifically, these palladium-driven catalytic reactions are used to connect carbons in small, organic molecules to create larger molecules for use in pharmaceuticals and other applications.
Two newbuild projects at Turkish shipyards have been protected using specialist coatings from Belgian coatings company Subsea Industries. Its Ecospeed hull coating and Ecoshield rudder protection coating have both been applied to a shallow-draught AHTS (anchor handling tug and supply) vessel and an oil tanker at the Atlas Shipyard in Gölcük and the Akdeniz Shipyard in Ceyhan, respectively. The AHTS owner chose Ecospeed because of its proven performance in polar waters. The 65m, Ice Class
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