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June 10th, 2006

A Simple Method for Filtering Gold and Silver out of Water

Abstract:
Researchers in China and the UK developed an extremely simple "nanocarbon" method to produce Ag/CNT nanohybrids. This process and the resulting nanomaterial could prove very useful for catalysis and chemical biology. Even more, this nanocarbon method can be used to reclaim silver and gold from wastes directly, implying that "nanocarbons touch a water solution and turn it into silver/gold" as Professor Chao Gao remarks. "Hence, it may be quite useful in environmental engineering and relevant areas" he says.

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