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Fantastic plastic could help reduce CO2 emissions and purify water

CSIRO Media Release – 12 October 2007
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Dr Anita Hill of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering with
equipment for testing water purification using hollow fibre membranes
Dr Steven Pas of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering using positron annihilation spectroscopy equipment for measuring tiny pores in membranes
Dr Anita Hill
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Dr Steven Pas
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Dr Steven Pas of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering
examining a polymer membrane
Dr Stephen Mudie of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering using the Small Angle X-ray Scattering equipment (SAXS), used to examine the development of the hourglass-shaped pores
Dr Steven Pas
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Dr Stephen Mudie
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Carbon dioxide (CO2 – red and grey, barbell shaped) being removed from natural gas, leaving behind methane (CH4 – grey and white)
Polymer membrane
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