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Solar FlexRack Announces New Website Launch

Alternative Energy - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:26
Solar FlexRack's new website offers visitors a richer experience with deep content about the company and its custom-designed fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar trackers, along with its world-class solar project services.
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Baker Electric Solar Brings Solar Energy and Cost Savings to Ferring Research Institute

Alternative Energy - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:26
Baker Electric Solar has designed and installed a 95.04 kW solar system for San Diego-based Ferring Research Institute.
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Association of Energy Engineer's Expo Schedule for 2018: GLOBALCON + EMC + WEEC

Alternative Energy - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:26
AEE's industry trade shows (GLOBALCON, West Coast Energy Management Congress, World Energy Engineering Congress) allows you to network with professionals and colleagues in the energy field, get up to speed on the latest energy management strategies and applications, and see the newest technologies first hand. AEE conference/expo events spans the continental U.S., and explore innovations in energy efficient technologies for facilities, renewable and alternative energy, automated building systems, efficient HVAC and lighting systems, energy services, project financing options, solar, and much more.
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SEIA Joins Settlement to Resolve Oncor Rate Case

Alternative Energy - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:01
Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the unanimous settlement approved today to resolve Oncor Electric Delivery Company’s 2017 rate case:
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A new route to [small alpha],[small omega]-diamines from hydrogenation of dicarboxylic acids and their derivatives in the presence of amines

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:33
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02838E, PaperYiping Shi, Paul Kamer, David J. Cole-Hamilton
A new and selective route for the synthesis of polymer precursors, primary diamines or N-substituted diamines, from dicarboxylic acids, diesters, diamides and diols using a Ru/ triphos catalyst is reported....
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Stimuli responsive self-healing polymers: gels, elastomers and membranes

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:29
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01386H, Review ArticleAderito J. R. Amaral, Georgios Pasparakis
In recent years, the development of responsive polymers has expanded significantly owing to the constant development of new chemistries and controlled polymerization methods, which allow for the synthesis of complex...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Are my data normal?

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:29

Anal. Methods, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY90126G, AMC Technical Brief Analytical Methods Committee AMCTB No. 82
The normal distribution is the expected outcome when a result stems from numerous stages of the measurement process, each of which introduces a small independent error. Sometimes we need to test whether a dataset complies with that expectation.
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Should analytical chemists (and their customers) trust the normal distribution?

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:19

Anal. Methods, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY90138K, EditorialMichael Thompson
Mike Thompson considers the normal distribution.
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Solar-Powered Cars Compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Justin Hughes for The Drive: The 30th anniversary of the solar car race shows how far technology has progressed since its inception.
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Edisun Microgrids and West Hills Construction Announce 20 MW Solar Pipeline Partnership

Alternative Energy - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:57
First project – more than 2,900 trackers atop a 368,000 square foot Chiquita Brands International location – is world’s largest rooftop solar tracker installation
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Array Technologies Adds Over 580 MW of Solar Trackers to Australian Portfolio

Alternative Energy - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:52
The six projects will utilize Array's DuraTrack® HZ v3 solar trackers to supply clean energy to 238,000 homes across Australia
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Controlled poly(olefin)s via decarboxylation of poly(acrylic acid)

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:11
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01466J, PaperRobert Chapman, Daniele Melodia, Jianbo Qu, Martina Heide Stenzel
The preparation of polyolefins using controlled radical polymerisation (CRP) has long been a goal of polymer chemistry, but is hampered by the instability of olefin radicals. Herein we propose a...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Bioinspired coating of TiOtext-decoration:underline"2 nanoparticles with antimicrobial polymers by Cu(0)-LRP: grafting to vs grafting from

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:10
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01471F, PaperShutong Guo, Qiang Zhang, Donghao Wang, Lu Wang, Fang Lin, Paul Wilson, David Haddleton
In this study, titanium dioxide (TiOtext-decoration:underline"2) nanoparticles coated by non-leachable biocides were prepared by chemically attaching tertiary-amine-containing polymers to the surface of TiOtext-decoration:underline"2. Copper (0) mediated living radical polymerization (Cu(0)-LRP)...
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Unusual differences in the reactivity of glutamic and aspartic acid in oxidative decarboxylation reactions

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 04:51

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02137B, PaperAndrada But, Evie van der Wijst, Jerome Le Notre, Ron Wever, Johan P. M. Sanders, Johannes H. Bitter, Elinor L. Scott
Chemically similar acidic amino acids present remarkable differences in reactivity under oxidative decarboxylation conditions for the production of biobased nitriles.
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An Ultrasensitive Sandwich Immunoassay with Glucometer Readout for Portable and Quantitative Detection of Cronobacter Sakazakii

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:32
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY02222K, PaperLingxian Ye, Guangying Zhao, Wenchao Dou
Developing portable and low-cost methods for quantitative detection of Cronobacter sakazakii (C. sakazakii) from powdered infant formula plays a significant role in controlling and preventing a range of serious neonatal...
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Highly sensitive and label-free determination of thiram residue using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) coupled with paper-based microfluidics

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:32
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01637A, PaperJiaji Zhu, Quansheng Chen, Felix Kutsanedzie, Mingxiu Yang, Qin Ouyang, Hui Jiang
In this study, a paper-based microfluidic surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) device was employed for the determination of trace level thiram. The paper-based microfluidic device was fabricated by cutting hydrophilic region...
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Using recyclable pH-responsive lignin amphoteric surfactant to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocelluloses

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:32
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02571H, PaperCheng Cai, Xuejuan Zhan, Meijun Zeng, Hongming Lou, Yuxia Pang, Jia Yang, Dongjie Yang, Xueqing Qiu
In order to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocelluloses and recycle surfactants after enzymatic hydrolysis, pH-responsive lignin amphoteric surfactant (SLQA) was prepared by the quaternization of sulfonated lignin (SL). Compared...
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Chemical state and isotope ratio analysis of individual uranium particles by a combination of micro-Raman spectroscopy and secondary ion mass spectrometry

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:28
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01815K, PaperTakumi Yomogida, Fumitaka Esaka, Masaaki Magara
An analytical procedure using micro-Raman spectroscopy (MRS) and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) was developed to elucidate both chemical states and isotope ratios of individual micron-sized uranium particles. Each uranium...
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Ohio Northern University kicks off construction of new 1-megawatt solar array

Alternative Energy - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:01
GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group in Walbridge, Ohio, is starting construction on the second phase of Ohio Northern University's solar initiative with a 1-megawatt solar array. The first phase, a 2-megawatt array, was completed in early 2017. Together, the two solar arrays will generate a total 15 percent of ONU's electricity needs.
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Dual stimuli responsive self-healing and malleable materials based on dynamic thiol-Michael chemistry

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:13
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01356F, PaperProgyateg Chakma, Luiz Henrique Rodrigues Possarle, Zachary Digby, Borui Zhang, Jessica Sparks, Dominik Konkolewicz
Thiol-maleimide adducts have been used as dynamic crosslinkers to form soft, elastic, and stimuli responsive polymeric materials. Thiol-Michael adducts can undergo dynamic exchange at elevated temperature or elevated pH values....
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Categories: Polymer Science News

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