Navigation Links
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 20, 2008
Date:2/25/2008

ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Easing concerns about pollution from manufacture of solar cells
Environmental Science & Technology

In a finding that could help ease concerns about the potential environmental impact of manufacturing solar cells, scientists report that the manufacture of solar cells produces far fewer air pollutants than conventional fossil fuel technologies. Their report, the first comprehensive study on the pollutants produced during the manufacture of solar cells, is scheduled for the March 15 issue of the ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly publication.

Solar energy has been touted for years as a safer, cleaner alternative to burning fossil fuels to meet rising energy demands. However, environmentalists and others are increasingly concerned about the potential negative impact of solar cell (photovoltaic) technology. Manufacture of photovoltaic cells requires potentially toxic metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium and produces carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming.

In the new study, Vasilis M. Fthenakis and colleagues gathered air pollution emissions data from 13 solar cell manufacturers in Europe and the United States from 2004-2006. The solar cells include four major commercial types: multicrystalline silicon, monocrystalline silicon, ribbon silicon, and thin-film cadmium telluride. The researchers found that producing electricity from solar cells reduces air pollutants by about 90 percent in comparison to using conventional fossil fuel technologies. - MTS

ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emissions from Photovoltaic Life Cycles

DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es071763q

CONTACT:
Vasilis M. Fthenakis, Ph.D.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, New York
Phone: 631-344-2830
Fax: 631-344-7650
Email:

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Related medicine news :

1. American Heart Month Double Dares Women to Beat Health Foes
2. Check Your Emergency Preparedness Kits When You Set Your Clocks, Says New American Public Health Association Campaign
3. Reynolds American Subsidiary to Receive Payment Following Gallaher Joint-Venture Termination
4. American Imaging Management Launches Patient Safety Program to Increase Awareness of Radiation Dose Associated with Advanced Imaging Procedures
5. McGraw-Hill Professional Products Win Awards From Association of American Publishers
6. Breaking Down Barriers: A Womans Path to Reducing HIV Stigma in the Arab American Community
7. US cancer deaths down but far too few Americans screened for colon cancer
8. U.S. Cancer Deaths Down But Far Too Few Americans Screened for Colon Cancer
9. North American Insurance Leaders, Inc. Postpones Stockholders Meeting
10. Americans Believe Pettitte had Conversations with Clemens Regarding Both Players Use of HGH
11. Charles Lafitte Foundation Pledges $1 Million to the American Cancer Societys Hope Lodge
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 20, 2008
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 On Sunday, June 14, 2015, ... – Jefferson Health will host Journey to Survivorship, a ... speaker, brunch and resources for cancer survivors and their ... the event will be Kathy LaTour, editor-at-large for Cure ... then again in 2007, LaTour provides a unique perspective ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... Chicago, Il (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 ... for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2015 show activity ... cancer, in one case specifically against brain metastases and ... HER2+ breast cancer patients. , "I am thrilled to ... patient in her early 40s. She didn't have any ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 On Thursday, ... Dr. Charles Simone and Dr. Evan Alley both ... ‘Meet the Mesothelioma Experts’ series. The interview was ... mesothelioma centers of excellence. Drs. Simone and Alley ... Mary Hesdorffer, with whom they discussed the mesothelioma ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Nicole Blodgett, Vice ... Income Associate (DIA) designation to further her expertise ... is designed for insurance advisors, health care professionals, ... knowledge and expertise associated with the risk and ... designation is only the latest accomplishment in Nicole's ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 San Luis Obispo insurance ... offering a free analysis and consultation for anyone interested ... Disability Awareness Month, which was created by the non-profit ... United States such as Polk recognize the proclamation, and ... the possibility of disability, as well as the often-overlooked ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Abington Hospital to Host Cancer Survivorship Event 2Health News:ONT-380 has Stage IV HER2+ Breast Cancer Patient 'Worrying About Normal Stuff Again' 2Health News:ONT-380 has Stage IV HER2+ Breast Cancer Patient 'Worrying About Normal Stuff Again' 3Health News:Interview with Mesothelioma Experts, Drs. Simone and Alley Now Available on Demand 2Health News:Secura Consultants Expands Disability Insurance Expertise 2Health News:San Luis Obispo Insurance Agent Susan Polk Offering Complementary Insurance Analysis In Honor Of Disability Awareness Month 2
... efforts,to mobilize opposition to the Bush Administration,s planned $770 ... benefits in the,year ahead, the Coalition to Protect Senior ... to go on record publicly opposing,cuts to seniors, Medicare ... an especially negative impact on rural America,s nursing home,care., ...
... KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 28 Stryker Corporation,(NYSE: SYK ... following,investor conferences:, June 11, 2008 - 9:00 ... LLC Biotechnology and Medical Technology Conference New ... a.m. Pacific Time Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth Annual Global ...
... experts don,t endorse use of the drugs to combat ... painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to reduce ... medication in the class works better than the others, ... the largest of its kind, contradicts some previous studies ...
... -- WASHINGTON, DC) The American College of ... announced today a multi-year partnership to jointly sponsor ... Fla., March 2831, 2009, during ACC.09, the ACCs ... cardiovascular meeting. This will be the beginning ...
... FDA,s Janet Woodcock, MD, Provides,Practical Guidance on New ... that the Food and,Drug Administration (FDA) has new ... manufacturers can be required to develop,comprehensive risk assessment ... To help pharmaceutical companies, consultants and other drug ...
... Health Care Association: Rising Energy and Food Costs, Existing,Medicaid ... Texas, May 28 A new national study,analyzing how ... rural America,s seniors and nursing homes finds Texas will ... Texas Health Care,Association (THCA) to warn that yet another ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Frontline Caregiver Coalition: Bush Administration Medicare Cuts 'Will Undercut Rural America's Nursing Home Care' 2Health News:National Frontline Caregiver Coalition: Bush Administration Medicare Cuts 'Will Undercut Rural America's Nursing Home Care' 3Health News:Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences 2Health News:Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:ACC and CRF announce partnership on ACC's Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2Health News:FDLI Publishes Comprehensive Handbook on Pharmaceutical Risk Management 2Health News:New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation 2Health News:New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 28, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "North America Open System MRI Market - Growth, Trends ... offering. The key players in the industry ... Siemens Healthcare and Toshiba Medical Systems ... replacing CT because of its higher sensitivity and use ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 28, 2015 Research ... addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Cardiovascular ... to their offering. Drug delivery to ... other systems because of the anatomy and physiology ... nutrients to all organs of the body. Drugs ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 LifeNet Health plans to enlarge ... 2015 to more than 160 people. The ... LifeNet Health,s innovative bio-implants, which are being made more ... be served. It also is a reflection of the ... "The growth and success of LifeNet Health is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Open System MRI Market 2014-2019 with GE, Hitachi Medical, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare and Toshiba Medical Dominating 2Global Cardiovascular Drug Delivery Market 2015 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Cardiovascular Drug Delivery Market 2015 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3LifeNet Health to add more than 160 jobs in 2015 2
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex:,SVA), a leading ... today that it has commenced vaccination of,volunteers for ... pandemic,influenza H5N1 vaccine. The Phase II clinical trial ... and efficacy of the pandemic,influenza H5N1 vaccine. The ...
... 11 ImClone Systems,Incorporated (Nasdaq: IMCL ... BMY ),today announced that a Phase III ... chemotherapy (vinorelbine plus cisplatin),met its primary endpoint ... in patients with advanced non-small cell lung ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sinovac Commences Vaccination on Volunteers for Phase II Clinical Trial on Pandemic Influenza H5N1 Vaccine 2ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 2ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 3ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 4ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 5ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 6ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 7ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 8ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study 9
Angled 13.5 mm adjustable blades. Teeth in lower jaws fit into holes in upper jaws. Grooves in lower jaw for passage of suture needles. Round knurled handle with polished finish....
Multi-curved shafts with straight blades and longitudinal serrations. Slide lock and serrated handle with polished finish. Blade length: 27 mm....
Straight shafts with 5.5 mm tying platform and 1 mm crisscross serrated tips. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Smooth pointed tips open to 3.0 mm. Straight shafts. Cross action. Round handle....
Medicine Products: