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Ceramics for clean water: Nanofiltration membranes break separation limits

By April Gocha / June 23, 2017

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) (Hermsdorf, Germany) have harnessed the power of ceramics to develop nanofiltration membranes that can generate completely clean drinking water from wastewater—even industrial sewage.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Morgan Technical Ceramics launches new high-performance piezoelectric material Morgan Technical Ceramics, a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality ceramic solutions, is extending its material portfolio with the launch of a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical,…

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Germany is epicenter of ceramic engineering and manufacturing this week

By Eileen De Guire / May 25, 2012

From Tuesday’s gala dinner at the CMCEE conference this week in Dresden, Germany. In contemporary garb from left are ACerS President George Wicks; ACerS Executive Director Charlie Spahr; CMCEE Cochair Jay Singh; CMCEE Chair Alex Michaelis; and CMCEE Cochair Tatsuki Ohji. It is not clear whether the oversize Dresdonians are depicting famous, historical ceramic engineers or…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / May 8, 2012

Stanford University researchers have discovered a new way to ‘decorate’ nanowires with coatings of metal oxide and noble metal nanoparticles that greatly improve surface area. Credit: Stanford Nanocharacterization Lab. Check ’em out: High-strength silk protein scaffolds for bone repair (PNAS) Biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration represent a major focus of orthopedic research. However, only a handful…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / February 23, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing (mostly via press releases and trade publication reports): Power Plant Services chooses Lucifer Furnaces Lucifer Furnaces Inc. recently delivered a single chamber bench model box furnace to Power Plant Services, an ISO 9001certified provider of parts and repairs for the power generation and steel mill industries. Model RD7-KHE24 is part…

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