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Reusing CDs to clean sewage water

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment25 September 2013

photocatalytic-diskA group of researchers at National Taiwan University, National Applied Research Laboratories in Taiwan, and the Research Center for Applied Sciences in Taiwan have found a potential novel use for old music CDs. They coated disks with zink oxide (ZnO) nanorods that can function as a photocatalyst, a substance which can promote the reaction without… »


Titanium dioxide coating + sunlight = self cleaning surfaces

By Damir Beciri
4 July 2012

cleaning-with-sunlightUnlike Alcoa EcoClean coating for panels which was developed to clean the air around us, the researchers from the Fraunhofer Photocatalysis Alliance, which includes researchers from ten Fraunhofer institutes, have decided to combine their expertise in this field to use titanium dioxide particles in a coating which could be used to destroy bacteria, fungi and… »