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MOF-filled polymer pulls gold from solution

© 2018 EPFL Wendy Queen

© 2018 EPFL Wendy Queen

Composite material extracts the precious metal from electronic waste, sewage sludge, and sea water.

Professor Wendy L. Queen and Daniel T. Sun at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL Valais Wallis) discovered a material that can extract gold from solution, which could make mining gold from electronic waste, sewage sludge, and even sea water practical.

View the full article in c&en (Chemical and Engineering News). November 20, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 47

Author: Bethany Halford - c&en