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  • New method for making tiny catalysts holds promise for air quality

    Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Rood (left) and graduate student John Atkinson developed a novel method of producing porous carbon spheres with iron dispersed throughout them for catalytic and air quality applications.

    Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Rood (left) and graduate student John Atkinson developed a novel method of producing porous carbon spheres with iron dispersed throughout them for catalytic and air quality applications.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact Mark Rood, call 217-333-6963; e-mail mrood@illinois.edu. To reach John Atkinson, e-mail jdatkins@illinois.edu. The paper, “Synthesis and Characterization of Iron-impregnated Porous Carbon Spheres Prepared by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis,” is available online or from the News Bureau