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Rice scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites

November 25, 2013

gold-palladium nanocatalysts break down nitrites Rice University researchers have found that gold and palladium nanoparticles can rapidly break down nitrites, a common contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers. The nanoengineered catalysts were 7 1/2 times more efficient at reducing nitrites than previously studied catalysts made of palladium and aluminum oxide. Full Story

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