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Researchers use nickel-containing multi-ferroic alloys to make electricity out of waste heat

G.E. Coates - December 31, 2011

Ferroic Alloys

It is the dream of researchers to find a way of efficiently converting heat from waste sources into useful electricity. University of Minnesota researchers may be on the right track following the development of a multi-ferroic alloy containing 45% nickel that permits just such a conversion.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.