Use of waste plastic as a reducing agent for iron ore

China's recent announcement that they will cease to accept large quantities of waste plastic has brought a growing crisis into sharp focus; global capacity for waste plastic handling is being rapidly outstripped by production. The clear solution is to find ways of profitably utilizing waste plas...

By Neil Stacey

Isolation and characterisation of novel methanogens from corroded oil/gas pipes

Methanogens are microorganisms which produces methane as a major product of their energy metabolism in anaerobic conditions. Methanogens are very common in wetlands and produces marsh gas. They are recently discovered to directly feed on electrons from Fe(0). These microorganism respires carbon ...

By Naveen Tripathi

OCD, ST JOHN'S WORT AND IRON.

MAOI and St John's Wort treatments for OCD may have a similar radical-based mechanism. Six years' unrelieved total compulsive thinking was cured by the MAOI Phenelzine, with also a role for radical-releasing phenols which enter the CNS very little .1. (Journal of Brief Ideas article "Oxidative s...

By JOHN STEWART