Nickel Magazine

Volume 30-1: Cleaner Energy

April 07, 2015

Nickel makes it possible


In Brief


Clean innovation

Scientists from Stanford University and the Technical University of Denmark have discovered a nickel-gallium (Ni5Ga3) catalyst that synthesises methanol using hydrogen produced by wind or solar power and CO2 emissions from power plants.

Nanocrystalline nickel nanostructure

The bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus (S.aureus), also known as Staph, is a common source of post-surgery infections involving prosthetic joints and artificial heart valves. The bacteria adhere to medical equipment and if they get inside the body a serious and even life-threatening infection may result. The emergence of drug-resistant strains of S.aureus makes matters worse.

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In Use

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Maria Pergay

For almost fifty years, Parisian designer Maria Pergay has blazed a trail for stainless steel, creating magnificently quirky yet functional furniture. Now, in her eighties, this designer of timeless pieces with a fantasy-like quality, is still at the height of her creativity. Since the 1960s, Pergay has favoured nickel-containing 304L (UNS S30403) stainless steel, admiring its qualities of strength, durability and formability.


Ozone water treatment

Safe drinking water, and the care and treatments needed to make it so, are serious responsibilities for cities. It is also where, unseen by citizens, many nickel-containing stainless steel applications are at work.


Fishing for carbon

The continued search for new oil and gas fields has resulted in deeper wells, often with more aggressive downhole environments. Nickel-containing alloys play small but vital roles in the exploration and production of new fields. One such role is the use of nickel-rich alloys in wireline.

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Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018


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.