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  • Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes

    Rice University News Release , 6th Dec 2017

    The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass, according to Rice University scientists. But in the presence of contaminants, those same nanotubes could do great harm. The Rice lab of chemist Andrew Barron grew wheatgrass in a hydroponic garden to test the potential toxicity of nanoparticles on the plant. To their surprise, they found one type of particle dispersed in water helped the plant grow bigger and faster.

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  • New filter removes 99 per cent of heavy metal toxins from water

    The Engineer Online , 31st Jul 2017

    The Engineer Online reports on research by Swansea University’s Energy Safety Research Institute, which shows how a newly developed filter that removes more than 99 per cent of heavy metal toxins from water, could improve water quality in developing nations

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  • The shocking mess left by Swansea Beach

    Wales Online , 25th Jul 2017

    Energy Safety Research Institute researcher at Swansea University Ali Hedayati has been left dismayed at the amount of trash that is being left on the beach.

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  • New materials developed for waterproofing and antifouling

    Advances Wales; page 19 , 19th Jul 2017

    Scientists from the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University are creating new ‘greener’ materials for waterproofing and antifouling.

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  • Scientists develop a New Material to get rid of harmful dye pollutants from water using Solar Energy

    CE: Crazy Engineers , 3rd Jul 2017

    With the accelerated industrial progress of our modern world comes the bane of disposal of environmentally harmful wastes as synthetic dye pollutants, released at a rate of nearly 300,000 tonnes a year into the world’s water. Researchers from Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University, U.K hold the key to the problem in the form of a novel, non-hazardous photocatalytic material.

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