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Using nanoparticles to remove pollutants and contaminants from wastewater
29 07 13

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater. Read More...

More efficient solar cells by using corn like nanowire
24 07 13

Researchers synthesized corn-like titanium dioxide nanowires and succeeded in improving the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells. Read More...

Nanomaterial could help reduce CO2 emissions
10 07 13

The new nanomaterial efficiently separates the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from nitrogen, the other significant component of the waste gas released by coal-fired power stations. Read More...

Uncovering quantum secret in photosynthesis
21 06 13

The efficient conversion of sunlight into useful energy is one of the challenges which stand in the way of meeting the world's increasing energy demand in a clean, sustainable way without relying on fossil fuels. Read More...

Researchers Develop Catalyst Material for Fuel Cells
18 06 13

Efficient, robust and economic catalyst materials hold the key to achieving a breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Read More...

Nanotechnology helps to recover more oil
15 06 13

When petroleum companies abandon an oil well, more than half the reservoir's oil is usually left behind as too difficult to recover. Now, however, much of the residual oil can be recovered with the help of nanoparticles and a simple law of physics. Read More...

Molecular sieves harness ultraviolet irradiation for greener power generation
12 06 13

New research shows that exposing polymer molecular sieve membranes to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation in the presence of oxygen produces highly permeable and selective membranes for more efficient molecular-level separation.. Read More...

Study provides a new framework for understanding the energetics of ionic liquids
08 06 13

A new study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara provides clues into the understanding of the behavior of the charged molecules or particles in ionic liquids. Read More...

CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection
31 05 13

Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation. It could allow prolonging greenhouse-gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult, thus expensive, to turn away from using fossil fuels. And it may help to constrain the financial burden on future generations. Read More...

Artificial forest for solar water splitting first fully integrated artificial photosynthesis nanosystem
31 05 13

Researchers have created the first fully integrated artificial photosynthesis nanosystem. While "artificial leaf" is the popular term for such a system, the key to this success was an "artificial forest" Read More...

Better understanding of waters freezing behavior at nanoscale
31 05 13

The results of a new study provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size-dependent, an important conclusion in understanding water's behavior at the nanoscale Read More...

Nanostructures adsorb toxic ions from polluted water
29 07 13

Researchers from Sharif University of Technology synthesized a set of zeolite modified nanostructures able to entrap toxic ions of heavy metals in water. Read More...

nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar powered sterilization system
24 07 13

Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation. Read More...

Chemist to bring low cost inkjet printed nano test strips to Pakistan for drinking water tests
03 07 13

Today the National Academy of Sciences announced a three-year, $271,930 grant to chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to develop... Read More...

DNA constructs antenna for solar energy
19 06 13

Researchers at Chalmers have found an effective solution for collecting sunlight for artificial photosynthesis. Read More...

An Innovative material for the Green Earth
17 06 13

Simple and inexpensive process to make a material for CO2 adsorption Read More...

Researchers design a catalyst that neutralizes the gases responsible for climate change
14 06 13

This new technology, developed by the Research Group in Carbon Materials and Environmental allows, through a catalytic system active, efficient and stable over time, to eliminate nitrous oxide decomposing it into nontoxic products, purifying the gases emitted by industries related to the production of fertilizers, plastics and coal burning plants to produce electricity or vehicles. Read More...

Luminous bacterial proteins detect chemicals in water
12 06 13

"Pharmaceutical residues are becoming increasingly a problem for the environment. Sewage plants do not decompose these substances completely. The problem will worsen if one considers... Read More...

Carbon nanotube catalyst could jumpstart e cars green energy
05 06 13

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable, economical next-generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells Read More...

Power plants. How to harvest electricity directly from plants
31 05 13

The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy Read More...

Bacteria use hydrogen carbon dioxide to produce electricity
31 05 13

Researchers have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon Read More...

Direct nitrogen fixation on graphene for low cost energy conversion
26 07 13

A simple, low-cost and eco-friendly method of creating nitrogen-doped graphene nanoplatelets (NGnPs), which could be used in dye-sensitized solar cells and fuel cells. Read More...

For perfect nanocrystals just add water
11 07 13

A simplified technique to fabricate nanocrystals of cerium dioxide, which have wide-ranging technological and industrial applications, has been 'unexpectedly' demonstrated by a UNSW chemist. Read More...

Efficient Production Process for Coveted Nanocrystals
26 06 13

A formation mechanism of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide (CeO2), a versatile nanomaterial, has been unveiled by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Read More...

Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells
18 06 13

In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits carbon nanotubes to absorb and convert energy from the sun Read More...

New roadmap explores technologies that improve chemical industry energy, use emissions intensity
17 06 13

The IEA, ICCA and DECHEMA jointly released today their new roadmap that explores how the chemical industry can further amplify catalysis and other related technology advances to boost energy efficiency in its production processes. Read More...

Nanoparticle opens the door to clean energy alternatives
14 06 13

Cheaper clean-energy technologies could be made possible thanks to a new discovery. Read More...

Worlds first large wafer scale production of III V semiconductor nanowire
12 06 13

Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, and University of Illinois, U.S.A, developed the large-scale heteroepitaxial growth III-V nanowires on a Si wafer. Read More...

Molecular switch for cheaper biofuel
04 06 13

Genetic engineers have found a trick, thanks to which fungi can be used for the production of biofuels far more cost effectively than before. Read More...

Nanoscavengers could usher in next generation water purification
31 05 13

A new synthetic nanoparticle could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically. This improves upon existing technologies through ultraresponsiveness to magnetism Read More...

Can plastic be made from algae
31 05 13

Algae are an interesting natural resource because they proliferate quickly. They are not impinging on food production. And they need nothing but sunlight and a bit of waste water to grow on. Scientists are now addressing the challenge of making high-quality, affordable plastics from algae Read More...

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