News tagged with chemical catalysts

A new catalyst for ethanol made from biomass

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that could replace chemicals currently derived from petroleum and be the basis for more environmentally friendly products including ...

Aug 01, 2011
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Exploring the possibilities for zeolites

Some people collect stamps and coins, but when it comes to sheer utility, few collections rival the usefulness of Rice University researcher Michael Deem's collection of 2.6 million zeolite structures.

Apr 05, 2011
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Cheap catalyst made easy

Catalysts made of carbon nanotubes dipped in a polymer solution equal the energy output and otherwise outperform platinum catalysts in fuel cells, a team of Case Western Reserve University engineers has found.

Mar 22, 2011
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Accounting for scale in catalysis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Depicting a catalyst's behavior in the real world just got a lot easier, thanks to scientists in the Institute for Interfacial Catalysis (IIC) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. They ...

Mar 14, 2011
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Tracking signs of better catalysts

(PhysOrg.com) -- SLAC researchers have taken a big step toward making useful catalysts easier to find or create—processes that have previously relied on trial and error. As explained yesterday in the ...

Jan 12, 2011
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