Nanoparticles boost water treatment
Super-hydrophilic nanoparticles dispersed in a conventional polyamide reverse osmosis (RO) membrane allow dramatically better water permeability than possible with conventional membranes while maintaining comparable salt rejection, according to researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Hydrogen car gets gas
While hydrogen has been touted as the fuel of the future for vehicles, safe and efficient on-board storage of the gas remains a major hurdle in developing practical vehicles.
Renewable energy goal termed viable
Renewable resources can supply 25% of the energy used in the U.S. for electricity and motor vehicle fuel by 2025 at little or no additional cost, says a study recently released by the RAND Corp.
Furnace trials heat up
Novel catalyst-coated furnace tubes that promise to cut energy costs in olefins manufacturing are set for a second key test.
Flowserve sponsors pump technology award
Flowserve Corp. announced the establishment of an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), memorializing longtime Flowserve employee and pump technology expert Dr. Sankaraiyer Gopalakrishnan.
BP and DuPont team up for biofuels
BP and DuPont have partnered to develop and market advanced biofuels and will reportedly commercialize biobutanol for gasoline in 2007.
Nanosponge soaks up mercury
The first commercial use of a novel sponge-like material dubbed Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports (SAMMS) has begun at several sites.
Microwave use with chemicals to grow
The use of microwaves by the chemical industry is set to grow as the National Centre for Industrial Microwave Processing (NCIMP) is evaluating the economics of microwave technology for specific applications and, for promising ones, developing industrial-scale equipment.