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  • Nanofibers clean sulfur from fuel

    Nanofibers of metal oxide provide lots of highly reactive surface area for scrubbing sulfur compounds from fuel. Sulfur has to be removed because it emits toxic gasses and corrodes catalysts.

    Nanofibers of metal oxide provide lots of highly reactive surface area for scrubbing sulfur compounds from fuel. Sulfur has to be removed because it emits toxic gasses and corrodes catalysts.

    Photo by Mayank Behl

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      Nanofibers of metal oxide provide lots of highly reactive surface area for scrubbing sulfur compounds from fuel. Sulfur has to be removed because it emits toxic gasses and corrodes catalysts.

      Photo by Mayank Behl

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      The nanofiber scrubbers created by chemistry professor Prashant Jain's team work much more effectively than traditional materials.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Mechanical and science engineering professor Mark Shannon co-led the research until his death in October.

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