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CWRU’s Aeroclay aerogel has ability to soak up oil spills

By / May 5, 2010

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Emerging advanced ceramic materials may find use in future oil spills

By / May 5, 2010

I am writing this post from the Tampa Bay area where the spreading Gulf of Mexico oil spill, not surprisingly, dominates the news. Several acquaintances here have asked me if there is anything in advanced ceramics and other novel materials that might be useful in future spills. Unfortunately, this is not an area I have…

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Aeroclay – Aerogel Research at Case Western

By / October 15, 2009

This presentation features some of the aerogel work of David Schiraldi’s group at CWRU.

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Video of the week: Aeroclay research at Case Western

By / September 30, 2009

We first wrote about the aerogel work of David Schiraldi’s group at CWRU back in June. Now the school and university have produced a great little video about basic steps of processing the materials and some of the applications that have been developed. The possibilities include lightweight kitty litter, green insulation and much more.

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Do you want cheese and seaweed with your AeroClay?

By RussJordan / June 7, 2009

The sustainability of a product often is found in applications not originally considered. A case in point is AeroClay, a product developed by Case Western Reserve University professor David Schiraldi. AeroClay is a patented foamlike and environmentally friendly clay-based polymer. AeroClay materials feel and act like foam, without injection of gas bubbles or environmentally unfriendly CFCs. The…

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