May 8th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a novel water purification process using solar energy and carbon-coated paper. Their method could eventually be scalable for purifying water in third-world countries or in areas cut off from water due to recent disasters.
August 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a filter that can absorb nearly all heavy metals from water. The filter, made up of carbon nanotubes and quartz can be washed with vinegar and reused—making it affordable for communities that lack clean water.
June 30th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Rice University researchers have developed an environmentally friendly membrane distillation system that harnesses solar energy for purifying water. The technology could soon be scaled to provide clean water to remote locations, including areas that lack clean water.
June 9th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
In a collaboration between Brown University and Tsinghua University in China, researchers have created small “sponges” out of ceramic nanofibers that are heat-resistant and highly deformable.
April 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Major breakthrough in smart printed electronics from 2-D nanomaterials, innovative glass sensor can screen toxic drugs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 12, 2017.
May 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Research Institute of Materials Science, South China University of Technology (Guangdong, China) are developing a different kind of motor—one that’s not fossil fuel-reliant and can actually help clean up pollution, not contribute to it
March 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha
Unprecedented nanoscale analysis, when glass becomes liquid, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 23, 2016.
January 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Chemists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, are turning up the heat on graphene. They've developed a graphene composite material to help heat surfaces and simplify ice removal.
January 2nd, 2015 | by April Gocha
RAK Ceramics exits Sudan, Trulite acquires AGC assets, O-I names new leader, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 2, 2015.
April 25th, 2014 | by Eileen De Guire
Addressing the global water crisis, a recent paper in Catalysis Science & Technology reviews the current status of solar disinfection technology.