Study suggests way to minimize environmental impact of carbon nanotube production
One process commonly used to produce carbon nanotubes, or CNTs, may release several hundred tons of chemicals into the air each year. In a paper published last week on the ACS Nano website, Professor Phil Gschwend, alumna Desiree Plata and co-authors report that removing one step in that process could reduce harmful emissions by at least tenfold and, in some cases, by a factor of 100. It also could cut the amount of energy used in the process by half. Read a news story.