Book Review: Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction

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Professor Onuegbu Ugwu of the University of Nigeria reviews Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction.

Video abstract: progress in alkali-activated materials

John Provis of the University of Sheffield gives an overview of his latest publication: Durability of Alkali-Activated Materials: Progress and Perspectives.

Cellulose nanofiber paper filters out viruses

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Nanofiber material, derived from Cladophora algae, removes virus particles with an efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters.

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A Fossil Fuel Free World

Illustration depicting how the leaf’s photosynthetic machinery for processing carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to solar fuels such as carbon monoxide, methane and methanol, is integrated into the nanoworld. Graphical illustration courtesy of Chexi Qian.

Professor Ozin explores the repercussions of giving up our fossil fuel addiction.

Large-scale manufacturing of chitosan bioplastics

The Wyss Institute researchers molded a series of chess pieces made of their chitosan bioplastic, demonstrating a new way towards mass-manufacturing large, 3D objects with complex shapes made of fully compostable materials. Image: Harvard's Wyss Institute.

Research team paves way to scale up manufacturing of large objects using a fully compostable bioplastic made from shrimp shells.

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The next step towards large-scale artificial photosynthesis

Nano-sized crystals of cobalt oxide, an Earth-abundant catalyst, have been shown to be able to effectively carry out the critical photosynthetic reaction of splitting water molecules. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab researchers identify key intermediate steps in artificial photosynthesis reaction.

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Seeing the wood for the trees: A new technique for the study of biomass pyrolysis

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Spatiotemporally resolved diffuse reflectance in situ spectroscopy (STR-DRiSP) reveals the kinetics of biomass pyrolysis.

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The 12 principles for green polymer production processes

Green polymer production processes

The authors review the application of the principles of green chemistry to polymer production technology.

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Carbon dioxide responsive polymers

Carbon Dioxide Responsive Polymers

An overview of recent progress in the field of CO2-responsive polymers is given including a detailed discussion about challenging research aspects.

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Converting carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals

Uhde Laboratory in Ennigerloh, Germany© ThyssenKrupp AG

ThyssenKrupp initiates project to convert process gases from steel production into base chemicals.