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MELLON INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Nature volume 150, pages 2930 (04 July 1942) | Download Citation

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THE twenty-ninth report of the Director of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, covering the year ended February 28, 1942, refers to the increase of the industrial research staff from 187 to 205 fellows and from 114 to 150 fellowship assistants engaged on some ninety-five industrial fellowships. Of the eight fellowships terminated during the year, that on carbon blacks as absorbents was concluded by a study of the activation of colloidal carbons with the object of determining their possibilities for use in absorption either in their original form or after treatment. Some carbon blacks prepared in pellet form with a suitable binder and activated by steam showed remarkable increases in their capacities for absorbing vapours and for purifying water.

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