sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2014

Cheap and enviromentally friendly: Tofu ingredient could revolutionize solar panel manufacture

ScienceDaily
The chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells, a new study has revealed. Cadmium chloride is currently a key ingredient in solar cell technology used in millions of solar panels around the world. This soluble compound is highly toxic and expensive to produce, requiring elaborate safety measures to protect workers during manufacture and then specialist disposal when panels are no longer needed. (Original paper)

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