According to Fresh Innovators, oxides that form on rusting iron make excellent agents to detoxify various types of chemical spills. Until recently, producing them was itself a hazardous process. But, by using nanoparticle sized pieces of iron, Dr Andrew Feitz says a vastly cheaper, and potentially more effective method is around the corner. More information is available at the University of New South Wales.
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