News tagged with catalytic surfaces

Silver nanoparticles on graphene oxide support

Silver (Ag) has a high catalytic activity towards many organic and inorganic transformations such as NOx reduction and catalytic oxidation of CO to CO2. In practical applications, catalysts like Ag are affixed ...

dateMar 03, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Clean air: New paints break down nitrogen oxides

Surfaces with photo-catalytic characteristics clean the air off nitrogen oxides and other health-endangering substances. Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how the coatings behave ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Engineering
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Synthetic nano-waste does not disappear

(Phys.org) -- Tiny particles of cerium oxide do not burn or change in the heat of a waste incineration plant. They remain intact on combustion residues or in the incineration system, as a new study by Swiss ...

dateMay 25, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Separating the Catalysts from the Chaff

When studying how specific catalysts drive reactions, scientists are often frustrated by the actions of unrelated molecules in the samples. Now, thanks to a device created by a team at Pacific Northwest National ...

dateSep 09, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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For platinum catalysts, smaller may be better

When it comes to metal catalysts, the platinum standard is, well, platinum! However, at about $2,000 an ounce, platinum is more expensive than gold. The high cost of the raw material presents major challenges ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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