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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - March 2023

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 interacts 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 and battery cyclers 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 March 2023:

  1. A new material called ZIOS can precisely separate heavy metals from low pH (AKA acidic) wastewater, showing 30x to 50x faster copper adsorption kinetics compared to current materials used for similar applications.

  2. The city of Mesa, located in Admiral Instruments' home state of Arizona, is the first city in the USA to buy an all-electric fire truck. The truck is capable of pumping four hose lines at 750 gallons per minute for four hours on a single charge.

  3. Researchers are investigating electrochemical synthesis of cement using an electrolyzer-based process for decarbonizing calcium carbonate while simultaneously producing hydrogen gas and oxygen gas for reuse, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the process to nearly zero.

  4. The first rice cooker to use induction heating technology was introduced in 1988, and today more than half of the rice cookers sold across Japan are induction-based.

  5. In late 2021, Airbus completed test flights of its solar-powered Zephyr S stratosphere drone in Arizona,. The drone flew to 76,100 ft altitude, setting a new altitude record. The Zephyr S features gallium-arsenide photovoltaic cells and 24 kg of Li-ion batteries.

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