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October 1, 2006
Researchers at Kanagawa University (Yokohama, Japan; have developed a three-phase emulsification technology for making stable emulsions of diesel-fuel oil in water. Tests with the emulsion (involving a 30-ton truck) show that fuel-combustion efficiency is increased by 10-15% compared to conventional diesel fuel, and the emissions of dust and nitrogen oxides are reduced by 95 and...
September 1, 2006
Next year, DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; plans to introduce a new family of thermoplastic nanocomposites that yield “substantial improvements” in key, desirable properties. With proper dispersion in a polymer, small amounts of...
September 1, 2006
    Nanotechnology, in the form of nanomaterials, is already a significant business for the chemical process industries (CPI). One recent study says that this year’s global nanotechnology market is worth more than $10 billion, of which 86% is attributable to nanomaterials, and that the total market will reach $25 billion by 2011 (see box). This figure includes well-established commercial...
May 1, 2006
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has acquired the nanoparticle-dispersion production and related dispersion technologies and assets from its...
May 1, 2006
A three-year research project to assess the effects of nanoparticles on people’s health and the environment started up last month. The project is coordinated by the Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials (Dresden, Germany; with participation from companies and research institutes from Dresden and Leipzig, with over E 1-million support from the German Ministry of...
April 1, 2006
By combining a high-resolution scanning electron microscope and an ion-beam microscope into a single device, researchers at the Max Plank Institute for Iron Research (Düsseldorf, Germany; are able to “see” the inner structure of nanomaterials, biological matter, and high-performance steels in three dimensions.The technique is faster than x-ray (or electron- or...
March 1, 2006
A heterogeneous catalyst for producing the solvent methyl isobutyl ketone has been developed by graduate student Ferry Winter, who defended his chemistry Ph.D. thesis last month at Utrecht University (Netherlands...
February 1, 2006
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Calif.;, Boston College ( and MIT (both...
February 1, 2006
The Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby; has received a grant from the A. P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation to develop the world’s most...
January 1, 2006
CEVP Ltd. (Newhaven, U.K.; has developed a fabrication tool that grows carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at room temperature by a process developed by the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI; U.K.; The NanoGrowth...
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