Nitrogen oxides, also known as NOx, form when fossil fuels burn at high temperatures. When emitted from industrial sources such as coal power plants, these pollutants react with other compounds to produce harmful smog.
The Soil Science Society of America presents Nik Qafoku with the 2019 Jackson Award for contributions in soil chemistry and mineralogy—ranging from agricultural fertilizer efficiency in Albania to soil contaminant transport at Hanford.
Editors of the journal Emission Control Science and Technology deemed “Coating Distribution in a Commercial SCR Filter” Best Paper in 2018. The authors include PNNL's Mark Stewart, Carl Justin Kamp, Feng Gao, Yilin Wang, and Mark Engelhard.
PNNL’s Johannes Lercher was one of 148 researchers recognized at the annual conference of the National Academy of Inventors, held April 10-11, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Lercher recently achieved NAI fellow status, a highly selective honor.
Several years ago, a relatively new catalyst for vehicle emission control began showing failure. A team at PNNL found that this seemingly suicidal catalyst wasn’t actually self-destructing but was the victim of an external assailant.
Researchers at PNNL are developing a new class of acoustically active nanomaterials designed to improve the high-resolution tracking of exploratory fluids injected into the subsurface. These could improve subsurface geophysical monitoring.
"It's sort of like using infrared goggles to see heat signatures in the dark, except this is underground." PNNL and CHPRC implemented a state-of-the-art approach to monitor the process of remediating residual uranium at Hanford's 300 Area.