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Magnetic oxides provide alternative to clean up oil spills

By Lisa McDonald / April 23, 2019

Researchers in Germany developed functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles that can attract hydrocarbons. They are working with industry partners to transfer the concept to real-world oil spill cleanup operations.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 28, 2016

Hairy nanorods have diverse applications, merging solar with liquid batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 28, 2016.

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Ceramic nanogrid photocatalysts clean up with sunlight

By Jim Destefani / December 3, 2013

A novel, self-supporting copper tungsten oxide nanogrid photocatalyst can break down spilled oil, leaving behind only biodegradable compounds.

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