News tagged with toxic materials

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water

Engineers at the University of Maryland have developed a new use for wood: to filter water. Liangbing Hu of the Energy Research Center and his colleagues added nanoparticles to wood, then used it to filter toxic dyes from ...

dateApr 24, 2017 in Materials Science
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Replacing noble metals with nickel

Chemical synthesis can transform commodity chemicals into complex life-saving drugs, household products, or advanced materials. But this "alchemy" can also produce huge amounts of toxic waste or require harsh and dangerous ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in Materials Science
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