Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - September 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 September 2022:


  1. The city of Tempe, Arizona (home to Admiral Instruments headquarters!) is working with Arizona State University and 3M to pilot "passive daytime radiative cooling coatings" on bus stop roofs and observing 10-20 F surface temperature reductions compared to traditional bus stop roofing materials.

  2. Electrochlorination is an alternative to standard chlorination for water disinfection which involves generating a 0.8% sodium hypochlorite solution by electrolyzing saltwater at 7 Volts.

  3. NASA recently launched a 3D printer to the International Space Station that prints materials using regolith (loose soil/rock) as a feedstock in low gravity, with the intention being to scale up this capability to build habitats on other planets & moons.

  4. The USS Gerald Ford is the first aircraft carrier with an electromagnetic aircraft launch system using linear induction motors to launch aircraft faster and smoother than steam-based launch systems.

  5. There is an estimated 3 billion tons of "red mud" (a byproduct of metal-rich and silicon-rich oxides from Aluminum ore extraction) stored in ponds and mounds around the world, making it among the most prevalent industrial waste material worldwide. But there are efforts to repurpose this waste for new uses such as construction materials.

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