Chemical

Oil Sludge

According to a recent reports, in order to eradicate toxins that are present in oil sludge, scientists are using peels of green mango. A team of researchers from the University of South Australia have recently discovered that nanoparticles that are synthesized from the extract of green mango peel along with iron chloride is able to correct the oil sludge present in polluted soil by reducing toxins in oil sludge with

Aluminum Oxide Sheets

Researchers from RMIT and UNSW have recently discovered revolutionary and an inexpensive way for making filters, which are capable of transmuting contaminated water into safe drinking water with the use of heavy metals. These researchers have found and demonstrated that aluminum oxide sheets based nano filters can be produced with relatively lower costs by using virtually zero energy from certain fixed amount of the liquid metal gallium. Adding a chunk

Greener Gasoline

After successfully converting plant waste into building blocks of greener gasoline in 2014, scientists at KU Leuven, Belgium have now developed ready-to-use recipe to produce cellulose gasoline for industrial applications. Cellulose, one of the main components of plant fibers, in sawdust, can be converted into hydrocarbon chains through a chemical process. According to Bert Sels from KU Leuven, the obtained hydrocarbon chains can be used as a gasoline additive to

Sodium

Most of the batteries that are made up by using the rare lithium, which is mined from the mountains of South America. If this source is depletes, then the production of batteries could stagnate across the globe. On the other hand, Sodium is quire cheap in comparison and is available abundantly, which is considered as an alternative for using the lithium-ion batteries. The lithium-ion batteries are quite known to turn

Electrofuels

Mitigating adverse consequences of air pollution has been a major focus of scientists. Rising percentage of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere has accelerated research activities involved in conversion of CO2 to renewable energy sources. Research on CO2 conversion is not only focused upon generating electrofuels but also other value added chemicals including ethanol, propane and ethylene in a cost effective manner. However, scientists found it difficult to understand exact structure of

Intermolecular Bonds

Chemists from RUDN University recently initiated an in-depth analysis on nature of chlorine and nitrogen intermolecular bonds in molecules of azo dyes in a bid to define photochromic properties of azo molecules. The results and analysis is published in the Dyes and Pigments Journal, which reveal significance of halogen and hydrogen intermolecular bonds in stabilizing structure of dyes. The insights and conclusions provided in the research can be used for

Lubricant

Ornamental flower’s seed oil can be used for producing environmental friendly lubricant. A team of researchers from the School of Science at IUPUI discovered that compound present in the seed oil is different other fatty acid can be used for producing lubricant. This study was published in an online journal, called Nature Plants. The purple flower, Orychophragmus violaceus which mostly present is China, is generally called February orchid. During the