How Does a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Work?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on the earth. It is a prime component in water, and can be found in almost every natural compound on the planet. Furthermore, hydrogen has the potential to release impressive amounts of energy. In fact, one of the most destructive weapons ever created—the hydrogen bomb—has a blast equivalent of […]

The Many Applications of Microemulsions

A microemulsion may be described as thermodynamically stable mixtures and water, oil and a surfactant. A surfactant is a compound that helps to lower the surface tension of a particular liquid. A surfactant might be a detergent, foaming agent, emulsifier or wetting agent, to name a few. A microemulsion doesn’t require the same kind of […]

Top 5 Swimming Pool-Maintenance Apps

Proper pool and spa maintenance is an exact process that requires attention to detail on a regular basis. This is why it is necessary for most pool owners to hire a “pool guy” who can visit periodically and ensure the pH levels of the water are properly balanced and the right amount of chlorine is […]

Nano-coatings for Scientific Research

Liquid repellent nano coating is a technology which allows surfaces to be liquid repellent without changing their look or feel. They can be applied to a wide range of products and can add significant value for product manufacturers and scientific researchers alike. With consumer products such as textiles for shoes or swimwear, or coatings for […]

Cleaning Contamined Water and Purifying Hydrogen with Aerogels

New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells. ‘Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new technique for cleansing contaminated water and potentially purifying hydrogen for use in fuel cells, thanks to the discovery of a innovative type of porous material. Argonne materials scientists Peter Chupas […]