Ford uses foam and plastic made from CO2

Ford is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured CO2 for its vehicle lineup

Recent Advances in Bioremediation

The new In Focus of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology features work presented at the European Bioremediation Conference.

Tiny microbots clean up water

Max Planck researchers have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollutions from contaminated water.

A biomass-derived porous carbon matrix with carbon nanotubes for enhanced Li-S battery performance

Researchers from the Hefei University of Technology and University of Science and Technology of China have improved the cathode performance in lithium-sulfur batteries by embedding carbon nanotube networks within porous carbon.

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Transmission of Waterborne Viruses in South Sudan Refugee Camps

Outbreaks of hepatitis E virus (HEV) are usually associated with contaminated drinking water. To identify virus transmission routes, researchers from Spain analyzed water matrices and food during a recent HEV outbreak (2012–2014) in a refugee camp in South Sudan. The viral indicator human adenovirus (HAdV) was detected in household samples but not in samples from […]

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New world record for polymer solar cells

Polymer solar cells could be cheaper and more reliable thanks to Swedish and Chinese researchers.

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Stability issues of the next generation solar cells

Due to the need to develop efficient, low cost photovoltaics, different emerging photovoltaic technologies have been attracting increasing attention.

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Drinking water: water purification using multi-functional nanoparticles

Using a variety of techniques to develop hybrid scavenger nanoparticles, researchers in China have created an efficient and reusable water filter to effectively clean polluted water up to safe drinking standards.

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Photocatalytic degradation of dye pollutants

A WO3–graphene photocatalyst has been developed that can efficiently degrade the dye Rhodamine B.

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Synthesize hydrocarbon fuel in one step

Researchers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of CO2 and water into liquid hydrocarbon fuels.