A new gel based on cellulose – which is derived using sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), a co-product of chlorine in the chlor-alkali process – holds promise as a carrier for flame retardants in wildfire-prone areas
High-touch hospital surfaces such as doorknobs and faucet handles “are the secret network germs use to spread infections in hospitals. A new coating for stainless steel could stop them in their tracks,” suggests a new study.
Avoiding detection by thermal cameras, known as infrared stealth, is vital for the military. Yet, effectively hiding targets is a major challenge, since neither camouflage nor darkness can hide heat-releasing objects from thermal cameras. Kevlar® – made using chlorine chemistry – has been used in a strong, lightweight and foldable cloak that can make objects invisible to infrared cameras.
A new, highly conductive nanomaterial has been developed by a team at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Department of Mechanical Engineering. The novel nanostructure, made by inserting carbon nanotubes and graphene into a titanium dioxide (TiO2), composite nanofiber, results in “superb conductivity.”
Purdue University researchers have developed an innovative method to detoxify water – using chlorine and UV radiation – offering new hope for water-stressed areas and helping enable greater reuse of wastewater.
Liquid bandages, found in most drug stores, offer an alternative to conventional bandages to protect minor wounds from infection, writes TheHealthAisle.ca.
The chlorine-based antibacterial compound, triclosan, has potential to combat life-threatening infections in people with diseases such as cystic fibrosis when combined with a tobramycin, an antibiotic, according to a paper in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (June 2018).
Hypochlorous acid, the active ingredient in chlorine bleach is the main ingredient in a toxic cocktail produced by the human immune system to destroy bacteria, according to a new study by researchers from two German universities, published in eLife journal.
In two recent developments, titanium dioxide is driving advances in solar power generation and cameras and optical devices for virtual and augmented reality.
Cisplatin, a chlorine-containing anticancer therapy, is highly effective at combating testicular cancer, notes an American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) article (November 16).