Science: New Vistas for Chemists

A simple process for taking the salts out of sea water, for the recovery of valuable metals dissolved in mine wastes, until recently seemed too good to be true. But such jobs have now been done in the laboratory with cheap synthetic resin (i.e., a "plastic") which can be recovered, used over & over. These "Amberlite" resins are now made in quantity by Resinous Products & Chemical Co. of Philadelphia under patents owned by the British Government. Not for years have chemists seen such a big new field of research opened. They have huge...

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