This Industrial Blue Dye Could Help Us Build Better Batteries

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Futurism August 29, 2018 at 10:57AM.)

SOME POSITIVE PRESS. Usually, when methylene blue makes the news, it’s because the industrial dye has polluted some waterways or hurt some living organisms. But now, researchers from the University at Buffalo think they’ve found a way for the dye to actually help the environment: storing and releasing energy.

They published their research in the journal ChemElectroChem on August 13.

BLUE IS THE POLLUTION-IEST COLOR. Textile mills often use methylene blue to dye fabric (you guessed it) blue. Sometimes, the leftover dye can make its way from the mill into the environment, where it is not easy to clean up.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Futurism] August 29, 2018 at 10:57AM. Credit to Author Kristin Houser and Futurism | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

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