Green Chemistry is all about improving processes to eliminate or reduce toxic byproducts. Unfortunately, there are challenges for wider acceptance from the scientific and industrial community.
Researchers from University College London (UK) developed a new paint which, when applied on surfaces, makes them superhydrophobic (very water repellant) and self-cleaning. Such surfaces are resistant to abrasion and handling; moreover, they maintain their properties even if contaminated with oil. These characteristics make them suitable for new everyday applications. Self-cleaning Surfaces Self-cleaning surfaces are […]
In a study published in Nature Climate Change, scientists show that the carbon dioxide emissions from Brazil’s steel production doubled in the 2000-2007 period, despite a decrease in the use of coal. According to the researchers, Brazil used native charcoal, i.e. charcoal produced from native forests, to fuel the steel-production industry… which led to deforestation and, […]