Book review: Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites

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Professor Masami Okmoto of the Toyota Technological Institute reviews the first edition of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites.

Fishing for oil with a polymer sponge

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A team from USTC have developed a new oil collection apparatus based on a combination of HPS with pipes and a self-priming pump.

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High-capacity battery uses only organic ingredients

American researchers design organic battery intended for deployment in power stations.

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The Chemistry of Energy Conversion and Storage: A Special Issue of ChemSusChem

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A special issue of chemsuschem dedicated to the chemistry of energy conversion and storage.

Real or Artifact: CO2 Photo-Catalysis versus Carbon Contamination

Leaf Mimic - Fact or Fiction. Graphic illustration courtesy of Chenxi Qian.

Geoff Ozin asks if carbon dioxide capture and utilization, a potential solution to the CO2 problem, is feasible with today’s photo-conversion technology.

Enhanced oil recovery with polymer-coated nanoparticles

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Recent research into the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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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.