Mercury Policy Project

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Brown Researchers Create Mercury-Absorbent Container Linings for Broken CFLs

June 8th, 2008

Brown University researchers have discovered a nanomaterial that can absorb the mercury emitted from a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). The researchers, led by Robert Hurt, professor of engineering, and engineering student Natalie Johnson, have created a mercury-absorbent container lining that can be used commercially. The packaging invention, for which Brown has applied for federal patents, would relieve a major concern with CFL use and comes as CFL sales are projected to skyrocket. For more information, see the link to the Brown University press release.

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