It sounds like a cliché, but things do get worse before they get better when oil and gas lines are being cleared of contaminants, according to Rice University researchers. Until now, nobody knew exactly why.
The Rice Univerrsity lab of chemist and chemical engineer Matteo Pasquali, which demonstrated its pioneering method to spin carbon nanotube into fibers in 2013, has advanced the art of making nanotube-based materials with two new papers in the American Chemical Society's ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
“You hear that forecasts have improved, and they have. But Hurricane Harvey shows we still have a long way to go. When it comes to extreme weather, we need better modeling to understand all the data, such factors as development and climate change.”