Catalysts streamline biodiesel process
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., have developed a series of solid acid nanocatalysts that promise to avoid some post-reaction steps in the production of biodiesel.
Membrane combines thinness with stability
Membranes that consist of only a single layer of carbon atoms called graphene have been created by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research.
Fluids make light work of viscosity changes
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed what they call a simple, relatively inexpensive class of fluids that undergoes significant changes in viscosity when subjected to light.
Sulzer Chemtech expands separation business
Sulzer signed an agreement with KnitMesh Ltd., based in the UK, to take over their separation technology business. The acquisition includes the company Enhanced Separation Technologies (EST) LLC., based in the U.S.