6 things about nitrogen you should know


6 things about nitrogen you should know

Nitrogen is one of the most significant elements in organic chemistry. It is an inert diatomic gas. Nitrogen name is derived from a Greek word, ‘nitron’ and ‘genes’ which means nitre forming. It is an element with symbol N and atomic number 7. Nitrogen is the lightest member of group 15 of the periodic table, often called the pnictogens. Read more

 

Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide. When inhaled, these nanoparticles can enter the lungs and potentially the bloodstream. The particulates known as titanium suboxide nanoparticles are unintentionally produced as coal is burned. Read more

 

AkzoNobel NV said that its coatings are used in a medical ship operated by Vine Trust, to help people living in remote and isolated communities have access to primary healthcare. Vine Trust’s new vessel, named MV Forth Hope, is expected to deliver more than two million medical consultations over the next 20 years  to isolated communities on the Peruvian Amazon. Outfitted with dental facilities, an operating theatre, consultation rooms and a pharmacy. Read more

 

Ineos Styrolution has announced plans to increase its compounding capacity for engineering plastics by an additional 34,000 metric tonnes per annum at its Moxi plant located in Gujarat, India. Expected for completion in 2019, this expansion will grow Ineos Styrolution’s compounding capacity to 100,000 metric tonnes per annum at the site. Read more

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