Bionic idea boosts lithium-ion extraction

IMAGE: Metal ion sieving using a bioinspired nanochannel membrane view more  Credit: XIN Weiwen Lithium is an energy-critical element that is considered to be a geopolitically significant resource. However, the supply of lithium may not be enough to meet continuously increasing demand. As a result, scientists are looking for new ways to extract lithium ions. Ion […]

Simple and cost-effective extraction of rare metals from industrial waste

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many rare metals are in scarce supply, yet demand for use in electronics, medical instrumentation, and other purposes continues to increase. As waste, these metals pollute the environment and harm human health. Ideally, we would recycle the metals from waste for reuse. Unfortunately, current recycling methods are some combination of complex, […]

Simple and cost-effective extraction of rare metals from industrial waste

Kanazawa, Japan – Many rare metals are in scarce supply, yet demand for use in electronics, medical instrumentation, and other purposes continues to increase. As waste, these metals pollute the environment and harm human health. Ideally, we would recycle the metals from waste for reuse. Unfortunately, current recycling methods are some combination of complex, expensive, […]