Scientists analyze and explain the chemical makeup of Gulf plume

Taking another major step in sleuthing the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has determined what chemicals were contained in a deep, hydrocarbon-containing ...

A chemical embrace from the perfect host

An industrial process that currently consumes vast amounts of energy in petrochemical plants around the globe could be replaced by an alternative process so efficient that it requires no heating or elevated pressure.

Clearing the air: The hidden wonders of indoor plants

It may come as a surprise but air pollution levels indoors are almost always higher than outside, even in busy city centres. Even more surprising is that indoor plants have the ability to mitigate high levels of most airborne ...

Pure industrial chemicals by gasifying lignocellulosic biomass

VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals: benzene, toluene and xylene. The aim of this research is to enable the use of wood-based chemicals to replace crude ...

Toxic chemicals at Australian CSG sites

A major Australian coal seam gas miner on Sunday said it had discovered traces of carcinogenic chemicals at a number of its monitoring sites, fuelling debate about the contentious industry.