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A Cheaper and Cleaner Catalyst for Burning Methane
2012-08-10 12:57:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Natural gas has become an increasingly important energy source as the world's accessible oil reserves are depleted. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which releases less carbon dioxide than many other hydrocarbon fuels. However, because the methane molecule is so stable, the energy within can't always be accessed, and escaping unburned methane is a greenhouse gas twenty times more powerful than carbon dioxide. This...

Economic Feasibility For Capturing Carbon Dioxide Directly From The Air
2012-07-24 11:07:07

Reducing CO2 With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air using newly-developed adsorbent materials. The technique might initially be used to supply carbon dioxide for such industrial applications as fuel production from algae or enhanced oil recovery. But the method could later be used to supplement the capture of CO2 from...

2012-06-25 23:03:40

T& S Building Materials LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of Adi3tek® an exceptional chemical build-up inhibitor for Sulfur-generated crust and ring formation in calcining lines. Adi3tek® competes with and effectively re-directs Sulfur and trace element-catalyzed reactions to create higher melting point alkaline compounds which easily disintegrate from equipment walls, quickly improving calcining line heat transfer efficiency and performance. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 25,...

2012-06-08 09:08:23

Chemists at UCL have discovered a new property of flames, which allows them to control reactions at a solid surface in a flame and opens up a whole new field of chemical innovation. Published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, authors of the new study have discovered their previous understanding of how flames interact with a solid surface was mistaken. For the first time, they have demonstrated that a particular type of chemistry, called redox chemistry, can be accurately controlled at the...


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2010-09-27 17:09:09

A Bunsen burner produces a single open gas flame; it is commonly found in labs - used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Robert Bunsen, in 1852, was hired at the University of Heidelberg and promised a new laboratory building. Heidelberg had just started installing coal-gas street lighting which provided light but not necessarily heat. Laboratory lamps, at the time, left much to be desired regarding economy and simplicity. The desire was to maximize the temperature and minimize...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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