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August 26, 2016

New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

ACS Meeting News: New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

August 21, 2016

Molybdenum disulfide functions as fast-acting water disinfection catalyst

Nanostructured form of material harvests visible light, generates bacteria-killing reactive oxygen species

August 21, 2016

Lower prices bring uneven first-half chemical earnings

Amid cheap commodities, chemical firms stoke the fire under consumer specialties

August 19, 2016

Membrane separates hydrocarbon isomers in energy-saving process

So-called carbon molecular sieve purifies precious para-xylene from an isomeric mix using reverse osmosis

August 11, 2016

Potential new source of atmospheric aerosols identified

New study questions prevailing assumption that fatty acids aren’t photochemically active

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