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How Size Matters in Catalysts

Studies in chemistry at the University of Utah have demonstrated how smaller particle sizes of catalysts can make them more efficient and less costly. As many consumer products are manufactured via chemical processes, catalysts are vital to the function of the modern economy, and improvements in nanoscale chemical engineering will not only save money, but reduce carbon emissions as well. In his most recent work, Dr. Scott Anderson has cataloged metal catalyst particles by size andcorrelated their respective electronic propertiesto their relativeeffectiveness. Read more about Dr. Anderson's investigation in the November 5, 2009 article from the U News Center here.

Last Updated: 8/17/21