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New Method for Making Tiny Catalysts Holds Promise for Air Quality
December 15, 2010
University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated a simpler method of adding iron to tiny carbon spheres to create catalytic materials that have the potential to remove contaminants from gas or liquid. In one continuous process, it produces tiny, micrometer-sized spheres of porous, spongy carbon embedded with iron nanoparticles--all in the span of a few seconds.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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