- Jan 11, 2008
Researchers find polymer that absorbs polluting hydrocarbons (including car fumes)
When there's a problem, people try to find a solution and here comes a group of researchers at the Inorganic Chemistry Department at the Universidad de Granada in Spain. They claim they have created a gel that absorbs BTX, called "carbon monolithic aerogel." Besides a (claimed) high power of absorption, this aerogel can be reused many times, allowing easy disposal of BTX. It's also rattle- and movement-resistant, which would allow easy installation in tailpipes.
This work has been published in specialist magazines "Carbon", "Journal of Physical Chemistry" and "Langmuir".
[Source: Universidad de Granada via Econoticias]