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    Google Science Fair: shortlist announced


    Final 15 entries in student science competition highlight chemistry

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    Pollutant detection and remediation

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    Case-study involving the development of adsorption and photocatalysis experiments to study the removal of a pollutant from waste-water. This resource and its components are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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    On This Day - Jan 10 : Cottrell was born

    Cottrell was a physical chemist who invented a way to remove particles such as smoke or lead oxides (PbxOy) from the air. This electrostatic precipitator is still in use as an efficient method for reducing air pollution.

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    Challenging Plants: Phytomanagement

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    As well as improving the appearance of our environment, plants have much to offer in terms of phytoremediation (in its many forms), phytoextraction and the potential of using plants to mine metals. This resource is designed to help students realise this potential knowledge and understand the key underpinning scientific ...

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    The Mole

    Adventurous science


    Experimentation and exploration go hand in hand as Zoë Fleming takes to the field in the Arctic

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    Sewage Pollution: A Case Study

    A laboratory investigation of sewage pollution based around a case study. Students analyse for various so-called biomarkers in soil samples and assess for likely sources of contamination. 

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    Simon Cotton investigates a molecule that is making the news

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    On This Day - Nov 03 : Antifouling paint patent

    It was made from a mixture of a copper oxide (CuO), tar and naphtha, and offered protection against growth of barnacles and seaweed for twelve months. There are now concerns that copper oxide based antifouling paints are environmental pollutants, and replacements are being introduced.

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    28 chemistry puzzles for 11-14 years

    Try these sudoku-style chemistry puzzles for 11–14 year olds to reinforce your students’ understanding of key ideas, featuring printable worksheets and answers.

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    The evolution of catalytic converters


    From early smog problems to modern concerns about air pollution, catalysts pave the way in controlling the emissions from combustion engines

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    Exhibition chemistry

    Carbon monoxide


    Demonstrations designed to capture the student's imagination

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    How do car exhaust gases impact the environment? | 16-18 years

    Explore the origin and environmental impact of pollutants in car exhaust emissions using peer-assessed writing in this lesson plan for 16–18 year olds.

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    CF3SF5 - a 'super' greenhouse gas


    Trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride - a byproduct of the electronics industry - has been named a 'super' greenhouse gas by physical chemists

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    Dealing with nuclear waste


    Nuclear power is a low-carbon technology, but it does come with a catch: it produces waste that emits harmful radiation for many thousands, even millions of years. UK chemists, however, are working to produce materials and technology to deal with this problem.