Solar Eclipses are not a subject in Astronomy only! Let's explore what they teach us in Chemistry!
In recent years, some traders were found to have recycled cooked oil and added to lard in order to reduce production costs. This oil mixture undoubtedly raised food hygiene and safety issues in the food industry. The big question is, how can we distinguish the disguised animal oil from their natural counterparts?
Title: Adsorption of iron oxide nanoclusters stabilized with sulfonated copolymers on silica in concentrated NaCl and CaCl2 brine Authors: Hitesh G. Bagaria , Bethany M. Neilson , Andrew J. Worthen , Zheng Xue , Ki Youl Yoon, Victoria Cheng, Jae Ho Lee, Sindhuja Velagala, Chun Huh, Steven L. Bryant, Christopher W. Bielawski, Keith P. Johnston... Continue Reading →
Title: Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide Authors: Joseph H. Rheinhardt, Poonam Singh, Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, and Daniel A. Buttry* Publication Info: ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 454–461, DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00608 This article is a perspective from recognized experts in the field of CO2 capture and release. It specifically focuses on molecular CO2 binding-release agents whose... Continue Reading →
This study further supports a connection between acid deposition and forest decline. The authors state, "Continued vigilance in the control of acid rain precursors will be needed to correct these problems, and aggressive options to reduce pollution in rapidly industrializing regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa are warranted."