A team of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering led by Associate Professor Hai Minh Duong and Professor Nhan Phan-Thien in collaboration with Dr. Xiwen Zhang from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology created a very useful technology that can also solve some global environmental issues. The scientists got an idea of using plastic … Continue reading Scientists managed to convert plastic waste into the aerogel.
Chinese scientists from Heifei University of Science and Technology of China invented an artificial wood that has useful properties of natural material but at the same time lacks its flaws such as vulnerabilities to fire and water. When the researchers were trying to generate this wood-like substance, they decided to mix a solution of polymer … Continue reading Chemists made a super-resistant and solid artificial wood.
Researchers from Samara University created fully autonomous device for collecting water from the air which is called "The Vortex Spring". It is quite small construction for industrial tech, from 6 to 10 meters in hight and from 1 to 2 meters in diameter. HIs invention is the most effective in dry and arid areas where … Continue reading Russian researchers developed method of getting water from the air.
A group of scientists from Stanford University headed by chemist Matthew Kanan has developed a device which enables to transform a received CO into beneficial compounds a way more effectively than ever before. The scientists claim that they learned how to use 84% of the carbon monoxide, which they obtain from carbon dioxide– the colorless, … Continue reading New devices could help turn atmospheric CO2 into useful supplies.
Finnish researchers from VVT created a method of full utilization of softwood bark. Pure tannins what are a various organic compounds including amino acids and alkaloids, can be used for resins. And the left fibre fraction can be used for production fertilizers and sugar. Usually tannins extracts by hot water extraction. Using such process you … Continue reading New softwood utilization method will bring to bear up to 50% of waste.
A PhD student Franz Georg Pikl from Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at TU Graz created combined system which could be used to store electricity, heat and cooling energy. His system consists of three elements. The first one is pumped storage hydropower. It is exists decades but it could be used properly … Continue reading Futuristic system of energy supply uses a combined energy storage technology.