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article imageNewly researched substance can trap dangerous gases

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 21, 2014 in Science
Richland - A new compound developed by scientists at the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. According to early reports it has some significant value in trapping gases such as xenon, krypton, and radon.
Uranium recycling is a complicated process and you can read about it here. Suffice it to say there are some dangerous gases released during the process which can poison those who are unfortunate enough to come into contact with them. Dealing with these chemicals, some of which cause cancer, is something many scientists are studying to protect people and the environment.
CC3 is the newest compound that is being studied. According to reports from the lab it can trap gases by absorbing them. When used properly the material can actually soak the toxins in from the air. Researchers mixed the gases and cycled them through the CC3 materials. The results were promising as the new setting absorbed around twice the amounts of our now used.
For those wondering CC3 is its proper name for the moment. Right now we use Metal-Organic Frameworks to handle these gases. We will continue to use these until such time as we find out how practical CC3 implementation is.
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