Polymer scientist devises air-cleaning clothes
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
An eminent polymer chemist has helped develop "catalytic clothing" which can break down harmful atmospheric pollution such as nitrous oxide arising from industrial and automotive sources. Professor Tony Ryan, a pro-vice chancellor at the University of Sheffield, drew on existing self-cleaning technology for paints and glass, which employs photocatalysts. These harness energy from ambient ultraviolet light to promote pollutant breakdown reactions. Learn more.