What nanotechnology can learn from green chemistry

The intersection of nanotechnology and green chemistry presents an excellent opportunity to ensure that both fields can learn from each other, argues John C. Warner in Green Chemistry and Letters.

Opinion: Cleaning up chemistry

Chemical manufacturing is a huge industry that delivers much needed chemicals to a variety of industries. Almost all of the everyday things we buy or use have been made in part with man-made chemicals. Laws and regulations ...

Chemists make breakthrough in carbon capture

Scientists from the University of York have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants.

Enhancing biofuel yields from biomass with novel new method

A team of researchers, led by Professor Charles E. Wyman, at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to convert raw agricultural ...

Natural citrus scent may produce renewable solvents, fuel

(Phys.org) —A natural citrus scent called limonene may be the key to sustainability when it comes to making fragrances, solvents and perhaps even jet fuel, according to South Dakota State University doctoral student Charles ...

Light nanofilter system worth its weight in gold and silver

(Phys.org) —In a breakthrough described by one international expert as 'a wonderful piece of lateral thinking', a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia has helped develop a novel nanoparticle light ...

Treated fibers clean dye-polluted waters

(Phys.org) —A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native ...

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