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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - December 2022


Every day, we all use battery powered devices at home, drive vehicles, eat packaged foods, and drink clean water. These are a few examples of the countless aspects of our modern lifestyles which are reliant on electrochemistry - broadly defined as the study of how electricity interact with materials.


As an electrochemistry instrumentation company, Admiral Instruments proudly serves our customers who are among the millions of scientists, engineers, & technicians around the world using potentiostats to uncover new ways electrochemistry may benefit us all.


To celebrate how electrochemistry has shaped the past, touches our present-day lives, and influences the future, every month Admiral Instruments posts five notable news articles, publications, & trivia somehow related to electrochemistry. Click on each entry to read more from the source article!


Electrochemistry News Items & Facts for December 2022:


  1. Algeria used up the last global stockpile of leaded gasoline in 2021, marking the end of leaded gasoline consumption as a legal fuel for street vehicles worldwide.

  2. Although leaded gasoline is no longer legally used for street vehicles, there are 230,000 aircraft in the world that still use leaded fuel (167,000 of these in the USA), powered by piston aviation engines with an octane rating of 100.

  3. Earlier in 2022, after more than 12 years of evaluation the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved G100UL aviation fuel as the first unleaded fuel that is allowed to be used by the entire general aviation fleet, covering all spark ignition piston engines and every airframe using a spark ignition piston engine.

  4. Researchers are studying using a technique called "Faradaic Ion Concentration Polarization" to separate micro-plastics in liquids based on particle size.

  5. Capturing carbon dioxide emission with electrochemical methods has been demonstrated at lab scale with numerous techniques including electrolysis, bipolar membrane electrodialysis, and capacitive deionization.

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