Graphene Proves to Be a "Green" Alternative

Graphene Proves to Be a "Green" Alternative 
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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 --  In an IEEE Spectrum
article, graphene has been shown to be an effective rustproofing
agent for both steel and copper. The research was conducted to find
an environmentally friendly method compared to chrome electroplating. 
Sarbajit Banerjee, PhD, an assistant professor, and Robert Dennis, a
PhD student at the University of Buffalo, determined that graphene's
hydrophobic and conductive properties made it an ideal candidate for
preventing corrosion. "Our product can be made to work with the
existing hardware of many factories that specialize in chrome
electroplating, including job shops in Western New York that grew
around Bethlehem Steel," explains Banerjee in the article.
"This could give factories a chance to reinvent themselves in a
healthy way in a regulatory environment that is growing increasingly
harsh when it comes to chromium pollution." 
A separate study conducted in Australia and at Rice University have
also used graphene to achieve the atomic-scale rustproof coating. The
researchers simply heated the graphene to temperatures between 800
and 900 degrees Celsius and then applied the graphene to the copper
through chemical vapor deposition. This use of graphene could change
the rustproofing methods for products as varied as ocean-going
vessels and electronics. 
Applications of rust proofing using graphene could be of interest to
companies as far reaching as Maersk Group to lengthen the life of
ships and containers, to Apple and Samsung for hardware uses and even
automakers like GM and Ford. 
Graphene, which is derived from graphite has been in focus in the
news due to the world's reliance on China from the export of the
mineral. Several companies have answered the call for domestic
production and have begun exploration efforts in order to ease
reliance on foreign countries for the mineral. USA Graphite (OTCQB:
USGT) has recently announced the acquisition of 206 acres of land
with visible graphite present at the surface. The Company is focused
on the acquisition, exploration and development of world-class
graphite properties in North America. 
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