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Phosphorus fertilizer use can be reduced by using zinc oxide nanoparticles, finds WashU study

Phosphorus fertilizer use can be reduced by using zinc oxide nanoparticles, finds WashU study

May 1, 2016 |

In Missouri, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a way to reduce the use of fertilizer made from rock phosphorus and still see improvements in the growth of food crops by using zinc oxide nanoparticles. This is the first study to show how to mobilize native phosphorus in the soil using zinc […]

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Nanoparticles make better biodiesel: research

Nanoparticles make better biodiesel: research

[ 0 ] April 11, 2011 |

Energy concluded that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can increase the combustion rate and efficiency of biodiesel. The nanoparticles act as a chemical catalyst for better combustion, while the particles improve the fuel-air mixture and encourage a more complete burn, while producing less nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide. More on the story.

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