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Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Innovation & Research Centre have developed a simple colour-changing test for fluoride levels in water that tell you if the water is safe to drink. They are working with charity The Nasio Trust to develop a test that can be used in remote areas of Africa where high levels of fluoride in the drinking water causes the crippling bone disease fluorosis.

Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics

New ‘water fingerprinting’ technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath to test a city’s water could soon be mitigating infectious disease, limiting the spread of antibiotic resistant “superbugs” such as E. coli, and enabling authorities to monitor the overall health of the public.

Over 200 gather for successful 8th CSCT Summer Showcase

Organised by PhD students, the annual CSCT Summer Showcase brought together academics, students and industrial representatives from around the world, to participate in talks, panel discussions, polls, ignite talks on this year's theme of circular economy.

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Researchers win big at Three Minute Thesis

PhD students Kasia Smug and Emma Sackville impressed the judges by explaining their research

'Supercharged' day of family fun at the Royal Institution

CSCT students take some of their energy exhibits to family fun day at the Royal Institution

Chemistry, capoeira & coffee at the Copacabana

Jamie Courtenay, student from CSCT, writes about his recent visit to two Brazilian states.

Insights into recharging batteries

Why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance

Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance.

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from the CSCT have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical found in pine needles

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

Dr Ulrich Hintermair (CSCT) awarded Catalysis Medal

Our CSCT Whorrod Research Fellow, Dr Uli Hintemair, has been recognised for his outstanding achievement in catalysis for multidisciplinary contributions to the development and applications of catalysts for sustainable chemistry, by winning the Sir John Meurig Thomas Catalysis Medal for top early career scientists working in the UK.

Science & castles in the Czech Republic

CSCT PhD student Andrew Rushworth blogs about attending the tri-annual Germanium, Tin and Lead conference.

Fuelling the future at the world’s third largest automaker

Leighton Holyfield (CSCT) secures an internship within the research arm of General Motors, in order to get some industrial experience, shatter his second year blues and see more of the world.

Successful CSCT symposium on CO2 utilisation

The symposium was organised in collaboration with I-SEE to celebrate the award of an honorary degree to Professor Michele Aresta in light of his lifelong contributions to carbon dioxide (CO 2) chemistry.

Spot the physicist...in the chemistry lab

An anonymous Physicist from the CSCT shares snippets of their life in the Chemistry labs.

Jon Chouler wins 2016 Water Engineering Award

Jon Chouler, a PhD student from the CSCT, has recently been awarded the 2016 Water Engineering Award from the Worshipful Company of Engineers and International Water Association (IWA).

Signing my life away in the name of public engagement

Marcus Johns, PhD student in CSCT, describes his experience of getting involved in a recent Stand Up Science event.

CSCT students take part at Cheltenham Science Festival

Public Engagement is a vital part of the CSCT, and every year our first-year students go to one of the UKs leading Science festivals, Cheltenham Science Festival.

Spying on chemistry in real-time

CSCT will be home to a world-leading £1.3m facility of state-of-the-art analytical equipment