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Ending aging of super glassy polymer materials
August 19, 2014

Researchers have developed technology that could allow super glassy polymer materials to be revisited for commercial applications in gas separations.

Developed by the CSIRO, the new technology, when applied to plastic lining promises to radically improve the efficiency of filtration of exhaust gases from power plants, according to researchers.

Currently, the techniques industry use to separate out raw materials such as gases, liquids and solids are extremely energy-intensive, accounting for 40 per cent of the world’s energy use each year.

The development of the technology is published in the international scientific journal Angewandte Chemie and can be accessed here...

Lead author Dr Sam Lau says the new technique offers a solution that will make the separation process a staggering 50 times faster. "We’re extremely excited by this discovery and hope to see it being applied commercially within one to two years," Lau says in  the CSIRO media release that can be read here ....