UA Corrosion Research Leads to Metals-Extraction Invention

Giving birth to invention out of necessity, a group of UA scientists found a new way to combat industrial corrosion — and a new, cleaner method of metals extraction for the mining industry in the bargain.

The work of the University of Arizona’s Dominic Gervasio and his colleagues has led to the launch of two companies, Caltrode and MetOxs, to commercialize the technologies with the help of Tech Launch Arizona.

Caltrode was founded last year to commercialize a new kind of high-temperature sensor to measure corrosion potential in heat-transfer fluids used in industrial applications including thermal solar-power plants.

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