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Green Method for Producing Hydrogen Peroxide
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Products of Tomorrow: July 2021
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Blog: Materials
Could a tool from the dentist's office lead to better recycling of lithium-ion batteries?
On-Demand Webinars: Green Design & Manufacturing
Next-Generation Specialty Fluids for Industrial Critical Cleaning: What You Need to Know

As the world transitions to environmentally preferred solutions to achieve net zero carbon emissions, regulatory pressure is starting to grow around the use of TCE (trichloroethylene) and nPB (n-propyl bromide) for vapor degreaser cleaning. In this...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Recyclable Electronics Catch On?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs features a completely recyclable transistor from Duke University. The fully functional semiconductor is made out of three carbon-based inks that can be easily printed onto paper or other flexible, environmentally friendly surfaces.

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

Articles: Imaging
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
White Papers: Green Design & Manufacturing
Top 10 Reasons to Switch to a Better Parts Cleaning Solvent

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
Briefs: Materials
This could reduce the environmental impact of styrene manufacturing.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
How High-efficiency Climate Control Solutions Save Energy and Cost

High temperatures in industrial settings are a leading cause of downtime. Controlling units and microprocessors age quickly under heat pressure, so generated heat...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
4 Types of Parts Contaminant and How to Remove Them

When it comes to metal fabricating, parts are commonly contaminated during production or transport. Parts contamination, or soils, fall into four basic categories. This paper explores each...

Briefs: Energy
A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
Tech Talks: Green Design & Manufacturing
Continuous Helical Flow Technology™ for Electric Heat Exchangers

As companies take steps to reduce their overall carbon footprint, it makes sense to switch to electric heat exchangers. However, there is a lot of conflicting information in the market. It’s important to understand that the best heaters have technology that will meet...

INSIDER: Energy

Rice University engineers have suggested a colorful solution to next-generation energy collection: Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) in your windows. The team designed and...

INSIDER: Energy

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost, wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device is stretchy enough that you can wear it like...

INSIDER: Automotive

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This technology has potential across many industries including water reclamation and treatment, and waste destruction in liquid waste streams.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
By converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Briefs: Materials
A chemical process converts polyethylene plastic into a strong, valuable adhesive.
Briefs: Materials
By emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, green products such as clothes, packaging, and furniture can be manufactured with unique properties.
Briefs: Software
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.
Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
The "polymer of squares” could one day enable the use of plastic products many times over.
Articles: Energy
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
Upcoming Webinars: Defense

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Energy
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Materials
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Energy
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Energy
An environmentally friendly method upcycles carbon dioxide emissions into polymers and other materials.

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