Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > News > This new nanotech could help clean up Earth’s microplastics

August 3rd, 2019

This new nanotech could help clean up Earth’s microplastics

Abstract:
Now, scientists have designed reusable nano-sized reactors — called nanocoils — that can trigger microplastic breakdown. The work, published Wednesday in the journal Matter, could someday be applied to wastewater, cutting off the flow of microplastics before they are flushed into the environment. The study also found the broken down pieces of the microplastics could be used as carbon-based food for plant-based lifeforms like algae.

Source:
pbs.org

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Wearable sensors that detect gas leaks April 19th, 2021

JEOL USA Welcomes New Managing Director, Hidetaka Sawada April 19th, 2021

FSU engineers improve performance of high-temperature superconductor wires April 16th, 2021

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Results April 16th, 2021

Possible Futures

Wearable sensors that detect gas leaks April 19th, 2021

New nanoscale device for spin technology: Spin waves could unlock the next generation of computer technology, a new component allows physicists to control them April 16th, 2021

New tech builds ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits April 16th, 2021

Oregon scientists create mechanism to precisely control soundwaves in metamaterials: Theoretical modeling shows that designer materials incorporating drum-like membranes allow precise stoppage and reversal of sound pulses April 16th, 2021

Announcements

Wearable sensors that detect gas leaks April 19th, 2021

JEOL USA Welcomes New Managing Director, Hidetaka Sawada April 19th, 2021

FSU engineers improve performance of high-temperature superconductor wires April 16th, 2021

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Results April 16th, 2021

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers/Posters

Wearable sensors that detect gas leaks April 19th, 2021

New nanoscale device for spin technology: Spin waves could unlock the next generation of computer technology, a new component allows physicists to control them April 16th, 2021

New tech builds ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits April 16th, 2021

Oregon scientists create mechanism to precisely control soundwaves in metamaterials: Theoretical modeling shows that designer materials incorporating drum-like membranes allow precise stoppage and reversal of sound pulses April 16th, 2021

Environment

Wearable sensors that detect gas leaks April 19th, 2021

TPU scientists offer new plasmon energy-based method to remove CO2 from atmosphere March 19th, 2021

Producing more sustainable hydrogen with composite polymer dots UPPSALA UNIVERSITY February 12th, 2021

Arctic warming and diminishing sea ice are influencing the atmosphere: Researchers of the University of Helsinki have resolved for the first time, how the environment affects the formation of nanoparticles in the Arctic. The results give additional insight into the future of melt January 29th, 2021

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project