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Forensic Application of Gas Chromatography-Differential Mobility Spectrometry with Two-Way Classification of Ignitable Liquids from Fire Debris
Peter B. Harrington, Ph.D.
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Sept. 17, 2007
Preventing future bridge collapses: Protective coatings may hold key
Chemical & Engineering News
In the wake of the tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota and last years shut down of an oil pipeline in Alaska due to corrosion, researchers are facing increased pressure to develop better protective coatings to help save aging infrastructures, according to an article [http://pubs.acs.org/cen/business/85/8537bus1.html] scheduled for the September 17 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS weekly newsmagazine.
Protective coatings and paints, such as epoxy resins and polyurethanes, are designed primarily for warding off corrosion in metal-based structures such as bridges, storage tanks and buildings. Part of a fast-growing, multibillion dollar industry, these chemicals have played an important but unsung role in protecting structures for many years, writes C&E
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