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Using solar power to clean up industrial oxidation reactions

By Rob Aid
9 June 2011

kevin-moeller-using-solar-power-to-clean-up-industrial-oxydation-reactions-1A group of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis came up with an idea to combine two existing technologies in order to clean up industrial oxidation reactions. They are using photovoltaic cells to power electrochemical reactions to eliminate the toxic byproducts of reactions commonly used in chemical synthesis — and with them the environmental… »