When waste products can build a wall

Firing bricks and making mortar and cement is costly, but organic chemists at Flinders University are working on more sustainable alternatives – focusing on building materials […]

Mercury removal made easy

Mercury pollution is a global problem in water, air and soil near goldmines, cement and other heavy industries burning fossil fuels – with removal too expensive […]

Smart coatings in the pipeline

An imaginative approach to polymer surface coating has produced a sustainable way to remove mercury from water – while providing a wide range of protection including […]

New push to clean up e-waste, oil spills

Mounting waste from computers and electronic devices is the focus of a multi-faceted attack on environmental degradation being led by Flinders University and its commercial partner […]

New insulation takes the heat off

Waste cooking oil, sulfur and wool offcuts have been put to good use by green chemists at Flinders University to produce a sustainable new kind of […]

All pumped up for new-age rubber

Imagine a self-repairing rubber, or super-adhesive made entirely from waste materials. It sounds like science fiction or a scene from The Terminator, but researchers have discovered […]

How to spark a chemical chain reaction

Tailor-made protein drugs in the fight against cancer and other diseases are a step closer, with the Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology at Flinders playing […]