Jinyong Liu, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, and Changxu Ren, a doctoral student, have developed a way to simplify and destroy perchlorate, a dangerous chemical on Earth and Mars.
New work from Michael Zachariah, a professor of chemical engineering and material science, and Pankaj Ghildiyal, a PhD student in Zachariah’s lab, could make it easier to build the exact particles engineers want, for uses in just about anything.
Jade S. Sasser, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, argues that it’s time to stop blaming overpopulation for environmental woes and start looking at resource consumption and toxic exposure as population growth and fertility rates show downward trends.
New research led by environmental and chemical engineers Jinyong Liu and Changxu Ren has identified a relatively simple catalyst that can remove perchlorates, which can cause thyroid problems. The discovery could help future Martian settlers, and reduce water and soil pollution here on Earth too.