Revolutionary technologies

11/19/2001
A typical single-wall carbon nanotube.Click here to enlarge imageTechnological advancements in the oil industry are often incremental improvements based on existing technologies. The refining industry, in particular, is mature from a technological standpoint. For example, new refining catalysts almost always evolve from existing catalyst configurations, and the infrastructure is already in place to bring these new catalysts to the marketplace.It is a rare opportunity, therefore, to find a technology in its infancy and watch it develop. Nanotechnology, or the nanotube (see photo) in particular, is one such revolutionary technology that holds great promise. Most people know nanotechnology...
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