Lourdes Ramos is a Scientific Researcher at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry, in the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Expert in miniaturization of analytical methods, her team has even patented new instrumentation in this field. She has been recently included in the first all-women Power List by the Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences worldwide.
Direct laryngoscopy allows seeing the local cords and leading the tube to the right place, but its margin of error, depending on the patients physical characteristics, might get over 20% and develop complications. The event is unforeseen and only shows at the moment of the intubation. Video-laryngoscopes are the most effective solution in these cases, but its high cost limits their use and they are not present in all operation rooms.
The petrochemical industry consumes a great deal of water and it generates an estimated volume of 1,750 million m3 of wastewater a year only in Europe. Now a new and ambitious project, LIFE-REWATCH, is seeking to validate an innovative reclamation system for wastewater from the petrochemical industry to obtain high-quality water for reuse in the same industry.
The first world electro-denitrification plant to supply drinking water to a municipality is expected to start operating in the small village of Borrassà (province of Girona, Spain) in February 2017. This initiative is carried out by Hydrokemós, a spin-from the Chemical Institute of Sarrià, one of the most important science educational institutions in Barcelona.
Driving chemical reactions using solar energy is not just possible, but also necessary for a sustainable future. That is the main conclusion of a recently published whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry published by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) after a series of presentations and brainstorming workshops held in Berlin in October 2015 with participant experts from all over Europe.
A new technology could drastically reduce the costs and carbon emissions in the manufacturing of the world's plastics supplies
Del 2 al 6 de octubre de 2017, el recinto de Gran Via acoge la 18ª edición de Equiplast, el Encuentro Internacional del Plástico y el Caucho. La directora del certamen, Pilar Navarro, explica en esta entrevista cuáles son las principales novedades y los objetivos de la edición que tendrá lugar en octubre del año que viene.
Moth's eyes have evolved to prevent light from reflecting off them. This particular feature is becoming important for producing better antireflective nanostructured surfaces.
It might still seem sci-fi for most, but molecular machines are already a reality. And the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France), Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, US) and Bernard L. Feringa (University of Groninger, the Netherlands) for its design and production.
"Today mechanical recycling is used, but in the future it will be mainly chemical".