Energy & Matter

4 Properties Of Metalloids

Metalloids are elements found between the metals and nonmetals on the periodic table of the elements. They are also called semimetals. Metalloids have properties which are between the properties of nonmetals and metals. Most metalloids have: 1) An appearance similar to metals. 2) But they are less conductive than metal 3) More brittle than metals

Solute Vs Solvent: What’s The Difference?

What is the difference between a solvent and a solute? Both solvent and solute are parts of a solution. Solutions are mixtures of two or more substances, and the substance that dissolves into the solution is a solute. Meanwhile, the solute dissolves into a substance called the solvent. Solutes and solvents are mixed together to

What Is Osmosis?

Osmosis refers to the movement of molecules across a selectively permeable membrane. The process of osmosis has molecules spread out across a membrane gradient until the concentrations of the molecules are roughly equivalent on both sides of the membrane. Osmosis is a critical process in biological organisms, helping control levels of molecules like lipids, nitrogen,

Postdenitrification Biofilters Can Be Optimized For Bioavailable Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Removal In Wastewater

The outlet water quality of many municipal wastewater treatment plants (MWWTPs) is characterized by high nitrogen strength, which can cause culture eutrophication. Due to the more and more stringent effluent total nitrogen discharge standards in China, MWWTPs need to upgrade and reconstruct. Postdenitrification biofilters (DNFs) have been used for tertiary nitrogen removal in MWWTPs because

What Does The Mitochondria Do?

Running the human body takes a fair amount of energy. On average, the human body uses 97.2 joules of energy per second, which comes out to about 8,400,000 joules a day. Where does all this energy come from? Most of the energy in the body comes in the form of ATP, a complex chemical made

O2 (Oxygen) Lewis Dot Structure

The Lewis Dot Structure for O2 or dioxygen is as follows: O = O It’s a very simple structure, but how does one interpret this Lewis structure? How can one draw a Lewis structure and use it to understand how atoms bond together to make molecules? Let’s go over how Lewis structures are interpreted and

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Lewis Dot Structure

The Lewis Dot Structure for carbon dioxide can be represented like this: o=C=o But what exactly does this mean? What is a Lewis Dot Structure, and what do the symbols in carbon dioxide’s structure represent? Let’s go over the Lewis structure and find out how to interpret this representation of carbon dioxide. How To Read

Waste-To-Treasure: Porous Carbon Sorbents From Sustainable Rice Husk Synthesized By A Direct Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Activation

CO2-looping in Biomass Thermochemical Process Thermochemical processes such as pyrolysis and gasification have been recognized as the most promising fuel processing technique that can utilize biomass for energy recovery. Pyrolysis of biomass can produce biochar, bio-oil, and syngas. Moreover, the by-product of biochar can be fabricated into various carbon materials (e.g., adsorbents, catalysts) for sustainable