LCD Television Waste Could Help Prevent Bacterial Infections

By Michael Silbergleid

While manufacturing waste is a big problem for many industries, LCD TV manufacturers might soon get a break.

That’s according to Nanowerk News, which reported that tThe fastest growing waste in the EU could soon be helping to combat hospital infections, according to scientists at the University of York:

“Researchers at the University’s Department of Chemistry have discovered a way of transforming the chemical compound polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA), which is a key element of television sets with liquid crystal display (LCD) technology, into an anti-microbial substance that destroys infections such as Escherichia coli and some strains of Staphylococcus aureus.”

There’s more to this story, at http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=16776.php

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