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Nanotechnology makes a significant impact in the construction industry [Registered]

Various products enabled by advances in nanotechnology are having a big impact in the construction industry, according to the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the American Chemical Society’s weekly newsmagazine. Nano-sized particles of the white pigment titanium dioxide, for instance, are giving the surfaces of buildings, windows, and other objects self-cleaning surfaces that stay bright white or crystal clear for years, shrugging off airborne soot, dust and grime. When titanium dioxide absorbs ultraviolet light from the sun, it breaks down pollutants (such as NOx, SOx, carbon monoxide, aromatics and aldehydes) that come in…

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