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August 20th, 2009

Tin(IV) Oxide Nanoparticles Decrease Pollutants Faster

Abstract:
According to the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council (en.nano.ir), unfortunately, wastes from many industries including textile, leather, rubber, paint, etc enter and pollute the environment every day. Armed with nanotechnology, Iranian scientists are determined to battle against these threats against environment.

"Tin(IV) oxide (SnO2) is a n-type semiconductor. This chemical can be used in metals protection against corrosion, electrochromism devices, photocatalysts and electro-photocatalysts in REDOX reactions, reduction of dye or other environmental pollutants, and gas sensors," Ali Hasanzadeh, head of nanotechnology research center of the Urmia University said.

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