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Nanosorbents Reduce Amount of Heavy Metals in Petrochemical Wastewater

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used zero capacity iron nanoparticles to decrease the amount of heavy metals in wastewater produced by refineries.

Nanopaper as an optical sensing platform

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
An international team led by the ICREA Prof Arben Merkoçi has just developed new sensing platforms based on bacterial cellulose nanopaper. These novel platforms are simple, low cost and easy to produc...

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Host One Week Symposium on Nanomedicine

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
The Pharmaceutical Research Institute at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) will host a Symposium and Workshop August 3-7 to explore the latest advances in the field of Nanomedicin...

More efficient process to produce graphene developed by Ben-Gurion University researchers

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applica...

Researchers boost wireless power transfer with magnetic field enhancement

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) - which can be as simple as a...

Make mine a decaf: Breakthrough in knowledge of how nanoparticles grow: University of Leicester and CNRS researchers observe how nanoparticles grow when exposed to helium

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the University of Leicester and France's G2ELab-CNRS in Grenoble have for the first time observed the growth of free nanoparticles in helium gas in a process similar to the...

Global Nano-water Machine Industry 2015 Market Research Report

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
2015 Market Research Report on Global Nano-water Machine Industry was a professional and depth research report on Global Nano-water Machine industry.

Dais Analytic's Business Affiliate in China Announces Ten-Year Strategic Energy Efficiency Business Arrangement With COFCO: Dais Beijing to Perform Feasibility Study on Over 80 Buildings to Improve Efficiencies as Part of Overall Hotel Energy-Savings Proj

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, announced today that the C...

How noisy are graphene biotransistors?

Nanotechweb - July 24, 2015 - 6:44am
US researchers have now answered this question for devices operating in liquid environments, and their research could help in the development of biosensors made from the carbon sheet.

NanoBCA Congratulates Winners of Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

National Nanomanufacturing Network - July 24, 2015 - 5:27am
The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (http://nanobca.org/) (NanoBCA) would like to congratulate the winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development. “From academia to business, we congratulate those who bring innovative solutions that will help solve some of the most critical environmental problems,” said Jim Jones, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “These innovations reduce the use of energy, hazardous chemicals and water, while cutting manufacturing costs and sparking investments. In some cases they turn pollution into useful products. Ultimately, these manufacturing processes and products are safer for people’s health and the environment. We will continue to work with the 2015 winners as their technologies are adopted in the marketplace.” The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners were honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The winners and their innovative technologies are: Algenol in Fort Myers, Florida, is being recognized for developing a blue-green algae to produce ethanol and other fuels. The algae uses CO2 from air or industrial emitters with sunlight and saltwater to create fuel while dramatically reducing the carbon footprint, costs and water usage, with no reliance on food crops as feedstocks. This is a win-win for the company, the public, and the environment. It has the potential to revolutionize this industry and reduce the carbon footprint of fuel production. Hybrid Coating Technologies/Nanotech Industries of Daly City, California, is being recognized for developing a safer, plant-based polyurethane for use on floors, furniture and in foam insulation. The technology eliminates the use of isocyanates, the number one cause of workplace asthma. This is already in production, is reducing VOC’s and costs, and is safer for people and the environment. LanzaTech in Skokie, Illinois, is being recognized for the development of a process that uses waste gas to produce fuels and chemicals, reducing companies’ carbon footprint. LanzaTech has partnered with Global Fortune 500 Companies and others to use this technology, including facilities that can each produce 100,000 gallons per year of ethanol, and a number of chemical ingredients for the manufacture of plastics. This technology is already a proven winner and has enormous potential for American industry. SOLTEX (Synthetic Oils and Lubricants of Texas) in Houston, Texas, is being recognized for developing a new chemical reaction process that eliminates the use of water and reduces hazardous chemicals in the production of additives for lubricants and gasoline. If widely used, this technology has the potential to eliminate millions of gallons of wastewater per year and reduce the use of a hazardous chemical by 50 percent. Renmatix in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is being recognized for developing a process using supercritical water to more cost effectively break down plant material into sugars used as building blocks for renewable chemicals and fuels. This innovative low-cost process could result in a sizeable increase in the production of plant-based chemicals and fuels, and reduce the dependence on petroleum fuels. Professor Eugene Chen of Colorado State University is being recognized for developing a process that uses plant-based materials in the production of renewable chemicals and liquid fuels. This new technology is waste-free and metal-free. It offers significant potential for the production of renewable chemicals, fuels, and bioplastics that can be used in a wide range of safer industrial and consumer products. During the 20 years of the program, EPA has received more than 1500 nominations and presented awards to 104 technologies. Winning technologies are responsible for annually reducing the use or generation of more than 826 million pounds of hazardous chemicals, saving 21 billion gallons of water, and eliminating 7.8 billion pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent releases to air. An independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute formally judged the 2015 submissions from among scores of nominated technologies and made recommendations to EPA for the 2015 winners. The 2015 awards event was held in conjunction with the 2015 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. Please help us spread the word about the 2015 winners and their innovative technologies within your own communication channels and through social media and web. Feel free to share this message with your contacts and repost the social media content. Share the Twitter post (https://twitter.com/EPA/status/620652522844368896). 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Award winners blog (https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/07/american-innovators/). For more information on this year’s winners and those from the last two decades, visit http://www2.epa.gov/green-chemistry (http://www2.epa.gov/green-chemistry) Once again, the NanoBCA is proud to congratulate our colleagues in the nanotechnology community.

DIRECTA PLUS S.p.A.

National Nanomanufacturing Network - July 23, 2015 - 12:39pm
DirectoryDirecta Plus is a technological company which develops processes for the production of a new generation of graphene-based nanomaterials targeting existing global markets. - Develop innovative metal and carbon nanotechnology processes - Use R&D and collaborate with prestigious universities and commercial partners to refine the technology - Protect technology with a planned IP strategy Address: Parco Scientifico di ComoNExT Via Cavour 2 Lomazzo, 22074 Italy URL:  http://www.directa-plus.com Type: IndustryEmail Address: info@directa-plus.comPhone: +39 02 36714400InterNano Taxonomy: GrapheneMaterials and Chemical Industries and Green ManufacturingTags: graphene-based nanomaterials

CNT fibres go stretchy

Nanotechweb - July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Carbon nanotubes wrapped around rubber cores might be used in a host of flexible electronics applications, including smart textiles and artificial muscles for robots.

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

InterNano Industry News - July 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.
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Nanoparticle catalysts: Protected with graphene - Nature.com

InterNano Industry News - July 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Nanoparticle catalysts: Protected with grapheneNature.comHowever, the cells typically rely on catalysts made of expensive noble metals such as platinum, which limits their widespread commercialization. This has led to an extensive search for cheaper materials, but an alternative approach is to try to improve ...
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Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

InterNano Industry News - July 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Using molds to shape things is as old as humanity. In the Bronze Age, the copper-tin alloy was melted and cast into weapons in ceramic molds. Today, injection and extrusion molding shape hot liquids into everything from car parts to toys.
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Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for t...

Nano-C Receives EPA Approvals for Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Nano-C, Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manufacture and sell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) for a wide range of applications.

Self-Cleaning Woolen Fabrics Produced in Iran

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced woolen fabrics at laboratorial scale, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Introduces Ultra Thin High Performance Thermal Insulation Film for Cooling Personal Electronic Devices

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has developed an ultra thin high performance thermal insul...

Biophotonics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Biophotonics refers to the science that harnesses the power of light (photons) and other forms of radiant energy for the purpose of investigating the functional, structural, biological, mechanical and...