New grants to create fabrics that render toxic chemicals harmless.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Hazardous substances (Research)
|Publication:||Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069|
|Issue:||Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 2|
|Topic:||Event Code: 310 Science & research Canadian Subject Form: Fibres|
|Product:||Product Code: 2200000 Textile Mill Products NAICS Code: 313 Textile Mills|
|Organization:||Government Agency: United States. Department of Defense|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
Fiber science assistant professor Juan Hinestroza is a member of
two teams that secured grants from the U.S. Department of Defense
totaling over $2.2 million to create fabrics made of functional
nanofibers that would decompose toxic industrial chemicals into harmless
byproducts. Approximately $875,000 of the grant will go directly to
Hinestroza's work. Both grants are multiuniversity collaborative
efforts funded through the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
The grants will fund basic research into the science behind creating such materials, which the Department of Defense could use to create new products. Potential applications include safety gear for U.S. soldiers and filtration systems for buildings and vehicles.
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