April 14, 2004
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory have designed nanoparticles for removing the solvent trichloroethylene from contaminated soil.
Targeted drug-delivery methods using thermodynamic or chemical affinity to get specific drugs to target organs and/or tissues were the inspiration for their work.
The researchers used nanoparticles with an iron core and a shell made up of several types of polymer. A hydrophilic coating made the… read more