Unseen and Unnoticed

Stephanie Dunn - November 30, 2010

Medical Syringes

The last thing anyone thinks about when they or someone close to them is in need of medical attention is the role nickel plays in protecting them or helping them back to health. But nickel is there, sometimes unseen and usually unnoticed.

This issue of Nickel explores how nickel-containing materials are used throughout the chain of health, from the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, where the purity of the product is of paramount importance, all the way to the personal administration of emergency doses of adrenaline (epinephrine) in cases of acute allergic reactions.

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A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.