Alessandro Volta: Discoverer of Methane

Alessandro Volta: Discoverer of Methane

alessandro-voltaAlessandro Volta (Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta) was an Italian physicist born on February 18, 1745 – died on March 7, 1827. Volta was considered as a pioneer of electrical science and inventor of voltaic pile. Alessandro Volta’s invention of the electric battery provided the first source of continuous current. In 1775 Volta’s interest in electricity led him to invent the electrophorus, a device used to generate static electricity. Read More

A greener option to petrochemicals

feature-oleo-chemicalsThe natural resources for fuel generation are fast depleting giving rise to an urgent need to share the burden of global petrochemical demands with renewable energy sources. Amidst various researches happening globally, oleochemicals are rising as a potential fuel alternative in the industry. With growing urbanisation, the demand for petrochemicals is on the rise. On the other hand, oil fields will eventually reach a point where they will. Read More

Pollution is there, but the skin can now be protected

innovation-cosmeticsAlarming levels of environmental pollution are widely present around the world. Besides, the deleterious effects of contaminants on the skin are very clear and consumers are more and more aware of those. In order to minimise these negative consequences, Pollushield functional ingredient has been developed, helping to prevent accumulation of particles in the epidermis and to replenish the skin with antioxidants, increasing its capacity to resist damage. Read More

Sodium hydroxide uses

chromato-cleaningSodium hydroxide is the principal strong base used in the chemical industry. In bulk it is most often handled as an aqueous solution, since solutions are cheaper and easier to handle. Sodium hydroxide is also used for the manufacture of sodium salts and detergents, for pH regulation, and for organic synthesis. Sodium hydroxide is employed to digest tissues, such as in a process that was used with farm animals at one time. Read More