ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - March/April 2014 Issue

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - March/April 2014 Issue

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published six times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Featured Stories

Pure pursuit
Hydrogen fuel production technology has been repurposed to destroy contaminants in wastewater, including hard-to-treat pharmaceutical compounds.

If it’s unfair to judge a book by its cover, it’s equally unfair to judge a promising new technology by the ho-hum building housing it. When first arriving at Xogen Technologies’ wastewater......

Basic  chemistry has seldom been better captured by Hollywood than when Tom Hanks built a fire in Castaway.

Dalhousie University chemistry and physics professor Mary Anne White likes to talk. She’s good at it. She’s good at materials science too — renown...