New wood-based technology removes 80% of dye pollutants in wastewater

Researchers have developed a new method that can easily purify contaminated water using a cellulose-based material. This discovery could have implications for countries with...

Rsearchers examine combined effects of two combustion technologies on the emission of coal-fired boilers

There is currently a large dependence on coal for power generation. As coal-fired plants cause environmental and health hazards, technologies such as swirl flow...

New model provides improved air-quality predictions in fire-prone areas

Globally, wildfires are becoming more frequent and destructive, generating a significant amount of smoke that can be transported thousands of miles, driving the need...

Unprecedented increase in ocean plastic since 2005 revealed by four decades of global analysis

A global dataset of ocean plastic pollution between 1979 and 2019 reveals a rapid and unprecedented increase in ocean plastics since 2005, according to...

Study into global daily air pollution shows almost nowhere on Earth is safe

In a new study of daily ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) across the globe, a new study has found that only 0.18% of the...

Researchers create E. coli-based water monitoring technology

People often associate Escherichia coli with contaminated food, but E. coli has long been a workhorse in biotechnology. Scientists have now demonstrated that the...

Novel air filter captures wide variety of pollutants

An air filter made out of corn protein instead of petroleum products can concurrently capture small particulates as well as toxic chemicals like formaldehyde...

Children’s lung capacity improved in cleaner air

As air pollution in Stockholm has decreased, so has the lung capacity of children and adolescents has improved, a new study reports. The researchers...

Enhanced arsenic detection in water, food, soil

Scientists fabricate sensitive nanostructured silver surfaces to detect arsenic, even at very low concentrations. The sensors make use of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy: As a...

Scientists engineer a ‘self-charging’ electrostatic face mask for prolonged air filtration, reducing the environmental...

Researchers have engineered an electrostatic face mask that can 'self-charge' through the user's breathing and continuously replenish its electrostatic charge as the user wears...

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