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Scientists Find Higher Concentrations Of Heavy Metals In Post Oil Spill Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico
2012-04-19 08:18:55

Comparisons between pre- and post-spill specimens show an increase in vanadium, chromium, cobalt, and lead concentrations in shells, gill, and muscle tissue As the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, a team of scientists led by Dr. Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences has detected evidence that pollutants from the oil have entered the ecosystem's food chain. For the past two years, the team has been studying oysters...

2012-03-09 02:17:21

An international team of physicists has developed a method for taking ultrafast “sonograms” that can track the structural changes that take place within solid materials in trillionth-of-a-second intervals as they go through an important physical process called a phase transition. Common phase transitions include the melting of candle wax before it burns and dissolving sugar in water. They are purely structural changes that produce dramatic changes in a material´s physical...

2011-04-04 17:17:48

In the future, the growing amounts of solar and wind energy will need to be stored for dark or low-wind periods. One solution is redox flow batteries that can supply current for up to 2000 households. Several Fraunhofer Institutes are working jointly on these fluid batteries of the future. The researchers will present their large battery installation at the Hannover Messe (April 4-8, 2011, Hall 13, Booth C41). Green power is an unstable commodity. Photovoltaic plants rest at night, and wind...

2011-03-17 20:35:45

New electrolyte mix increases energy storage by 70 percent Though considered a promising large-scale energy storage device, the vanadium redox battery's use has been limited by its inability to work well in a wide range of temperatures and its high cost. But new research indicates that modifying the battery's electrolyte solution significantly improves its performance. So much so that the upgraded battery could improve the electric grid's reliability and help connect more wind turbines and...

2011-03-09 08:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prudent Energy, the designer, manufacturer, and integrator of the patented Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System (VRB-ESS®), has been awarded a grant from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in cooperation with SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), Pacific Gas and Electric, KEMA, and Sandia National Laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to build and operate a VRB-ESS® with...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Prudent Energy announced today it has finalized the installation of a 1MWh Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB(TM)) energy storage system, sized at a rated power 500kW and a peak power of 750kW pulse capability for the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in Zhangbei, Hebei province in northern China. This project is part of the National Wind Power Integration Research and Test Center of China (NWIC) owned by State Grid Corporation of China,...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Liberty Power Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: FLPC) www.firstlibertypower.com today announced that it has paid $55,000 to initiate the second phase of the Company's exploration program of its Lida Valley Lithium prospect. This second phase will consist of a controlled source audio magnetotellurics / magentotellurics (CSAMT/MT) survey. This survey determines if conductive zones, possibly indicative of lithium-bearing brines, are present and...


Latest Vanadium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 11:21:05

Titanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a light, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including resistance to sea water and chlorine) transition metal with a white-silvery-metallic color. Titanium is used in strong light-weight alloys (most notably with iron and aluminum) and its most common compound, titanium dioxide, is used in white pigments. This element occurs in numerous minerals with the main sources being rutile and...

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2005-05-25 10:55:08

Vanadinite is a mineral with the formula Pb5(VO4)3Cl, lead chlorovanadate. It is part of a series with two other minerals: pyromorphite (Pb5(PO4)3Cl) and mimetite (Pb5(AsO4)3Cl). It has hexagonal crystals, usually prismatic but the crystals are often skeletal or cavernous and it may be found in crusts. It is brittle and has an uneven fracture. The hardness of vanadinite is 2.75-3 and its specific gravity is 6.7-7.2. It has a resinous lustre and is coloured yellow, yellowish-brown,...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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