Investigating new materials (and avoiding the next DDT)
|Image of filling station that sells both petroleum diesel and biodiesel, which was taken in the summer of 2006 in surburban Boston. Note that the biodiesel was cheaper at that time. (Emily Peacock)|
To avoid the next DDT, we have been studying the potential effects on the environment from alternative fuels, such as biodiesel, and carbon nanotubes. Ideally, they have no negative effects. If they do, we plan to communicate these results directly to industry so that environmental chemists can work proactively with industry.