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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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  • Heavy metals in water meet their match: Energy Safety Research Institute shows reusable, carbon nanotube-reinforced filters clean toxins from water

    Swansea University Press Office , 27th Jul 2017

    The project, developed in collaboration between Swansea University and Rice University, has won both national and international awards. Carbon nanotubes immobilized in a tuft of quartz fiber have the power to remove toxic heavy metals from water, according to researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University in collaboration with researchers at Rice University.

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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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