A simple, cost-effective and portable device, shaped like a torpedo, has been successful in detecting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in Victoria – opening avenues for a global rollout as the virus continues to ravage major cities.
The new method works without extremely high temperatures, is therefore more energy-efficient and has a significantly higher recovery rate than established processes.
Preparing regular concrete scientists replaced ordinary water with water concentrate of bacteria Bacillus cohnii, which survived in the pores of cement stone.
The Spinning Disc Mesh Reactor (SMDR), developed by University of Bath chemical engineers Dr Emma Emanuelsson-Patterson and Dr Parimala Shivaprasad, creates chemicals and APIs - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, used to create all sorts of medicines - by reacting chemicals with enzymes on a spinning cloth-covered plate, like a vinyl record.
Nagoya University scientists have developed a chemical reaction that produces high yields of a compound used in a wide variety of industries, without needing high temperatures or toxic catalysts. The approach was described in the journal ACS Catalysis and offers a practical and sustainable solution for industrial (meth)acrylate (= acrylate or methacrylate) ester synthesis.
Austin American Technology (AAT) is pleased to announce plans to participate in the 2021 IPC APEX Virtual EXPO, scheduled to take place March 9-11, 2021 online at www.ipcapexexpo.org. For the first time in 2021, AAT plans to release the newest edition of the Aqua ROSE™ Batch Cleaner live from their new Virtual Demo Room.
Researchers developing renewable plastics and exploring new processes for plastics upcycling and recycling technologies will now be able to easily baseline their efforts to current manufacturing practices to understand if their efforts will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces the TOC-1000e online total organic carbon analyzer, which provides high sensitivity and low detection limits, reaching 0.1 µg/L, making it ideal for industries requiring high-purity water, including pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, food & beverage, chemical packaging and precision equipment manufacturing.
Composites fibre and textiles splicing experts, Airbond, has increased the limits of normal splicers by a factor of 10 while at the same time enabling huge waste reduction. It is doubling its product range with the launch of 12 new splicers for the composites and textiles industries, including models focused on waste recovery. There are now 24 different splicers for a wide range of applications in these industries, covering all fibres including polypropylene, nylon and glass.
Metso Outotec is ranked 8th on the Corporate Knights 2021 Global 100 Index of most sustainable companies in the world, and places as a top-ranking company among its peers. The results were announced virtually today.