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Green process cleans up hazardous textile chemicals


September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A green process can clean up the most hazardous chemicals used in textile dyes, which are dumped into rivers and agricultural land, claims new research.Maria Jonstrup, ... Read more...

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New solar cell technology boosts efficiency of photovoltaics


April 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform has allowed a team of scientists to boost the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.The team ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ could offer new way to absorb and store CO2, fight global warming


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A powdered sugar like material, called "dry water," could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, ... Read more...

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Promising step toward generating new source of clean energy


June 7th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 7 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new alternative for producing clean energy - by using a silver compound to 'split water' into oxygen and hydrogen.Dr Zhiguo Yi from the ... Read more...

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Engineers develop new eco-friendly process to produce jet fuel


February 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a highly efficient, environmentally friendly process that selectively converts gamma-valerolactone, a biomass derivative, into the chemical equivalent of jet ... Read more...

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Orange peel can clean up dirty water


October 21st, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Algerian scientists have found a simple solution to the growing problem of water pollution Orange peel.For a long time, highly coloured industrial wastewater has been a serious ... Read more...

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Commercial aquatic plants offer cost-effective method for treating wastewater


September 30th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Commercial aquatic plants grown in constructed wetlands (CWs) are being touted as inexpensive, low-technology approaches for treating agricultural, industrial, and municipal wastewater to comply with increasingly stringent ... Read more...

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Anaconda, the rubber snake, may revolutionise wave power generation


July 4th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): US scientists have invented the Anaconda, a device consisting of a giant rubber tube, which may hold the key to producing affordable electricity from the energy in ... Read more...

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