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