4-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane, captures CO2

4-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane, captures CO2

georgia-institute-champ-1NORTH AVENUE, US: When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available. By adding a catalyst, a hydrogen separating membrane and carbon dioxide sorbent to the century-old four-stroke engine cycle, researchers have demonstrated a laboratory-scale hydrogen reforming system. Read More

Invoking the spirit of chemical engineering in young students

event-coverage-curtain-raiser-1AZeotropy, the annual convention of IIT Bombay’s Chemical Engineering department signifies the bond between the chemical industry and academia. It invokes the spirit of Chemical Engineering in young students from all corners of India and involves a blend of competitions, lectures, exhibitions, workshops and many fun learning events. This annual event attracts more than 200 colleges and 50+ industrialists. Started in 2007 as a small event with few lectures, it has snowballed. Read More

Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility

university-of-warwick-nmr-facility-1COVENTRY, UK: Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again – a curious phenomenon in science – said research by the University of Warwick. Professor Steven Brown from the Department of Physics, with colleagues in the Department of Chemistry, have identified that the supramolecular structure of a guanosine derivative can be different upon passing from the solid state. Read More

‘Outside In’ house springs to life with Pantone colour of the year

pantone-outside-in-house-1LONDON, UK: Airbnb and Pantone Inc have come together to unveil a transformational experience that will be available to guests from all around the world. The ‘Outside In’ house, hosted by the world-renowned authority on colour, Pantone will provide an antidote and encourage all those who enter it with fresh optimism and excitement. Bringing to life Pantone 15-0343 Greenery, the Pantone colour of the year 2017, a home in London has undergone a stunning metamorphosis. Read More