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Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

August 17, 2017- Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust. The research focuses on a type of catalyst called zeolites, workhorses in petroleum and chemical refineries and in emission-control systems for diesel engines.New catalyst designs are needed to reduce the emission of nitrogen oxides, or NOx, because current technologies only work well at relatively high temperatures.

Micro reactor Made to Study Formation of Methane Hydrate

Aug. 22, 2017 — Researchers are using a novel means of studying how methane and water form methane hydrate that allows them to examine discrete steps in the process faster and more efficiently. 

NYU Tandon researchers led by Ryan Hartman, an assistant professor of biomolecular and chemical engineering who runs Tandon's Flow Chemistry with Microsystems Laboratory, are using microfluidics -- the precise control and manipulation of fluids by constraining them to sub-millimeter geometries -- along with small changes in temperature to explore the...

scientists have discovered that 'neutrons' the subatomic particle has more mass than we have ever thought !....

This is absoulutely strange thing we ever get to know bcoz till now we thought that the amu of protons and neutrons is the same, but after along reaserch scientist are getting to know some symptoms about that the neutron which is the neutral particle of an atom has a mass which is greater than 1 or which can be never thought  about, when it will be prooved as truth it will disturb whole chemistry field of science.

Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient

Hydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold.

Stanford Researchers create Gecko Inspired Wall Climbing Gloves

Researchers have come up with a Gecko-inspired human climbing system that has allowed a 70-kg person to scale a glass wall using sticky pads in each hand.

Geckos are able to climb walls and move about upside down because of their incredibly sticky toes that are covered with spatula-shaped structures known as setae. These structures increase surface area and boost weak electrical attractions between the Gecko's...

New material converts CO2 into clean fuel very efficiently

A team of materials scientists led by Shan Gao at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences in Hefei, China, have just developed a new material that transforms carbon dioxide gas into a simple, clean-burning fuel called formate. Using a process called electroreduction, their work requires nothing more than a modest amount of electric current. The new material is a four-atom thick sandwich of cobalt metal and cobalt-oxygen molecules. It's outlined today in the journal Nature.

Researchers attempt to uncover the origins of water's unusual properties

(—In many ways, water behaves very differently than other liquids do, and with important consequences: It's widely thought that water's unusual properties were essential for the development of life on Earth. One prime example is the fact that ice floats. Unlike other substances, frozen water is less dense than liquid water, and this anomaly allows fish and other aquatic lifeforms to survive in the water under a frozen layer of protective ice during cold periods. Water also has a high heat capacity, meaning it can absorb and release a large amount of heat while undergoing very...

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