Gold has been found to have unique catalytic properties and there are a number of exciting possibilities for its use in air purification, says Mike Cortie, head of the physical metallurgy division at Mintek, South Africa's metallurgical research organization. At what the Financial Times reports is the first Catalytic Gold Conference in Cape Town, it is said the low price of gold (close to $270 per ounce compared to about $700 per ounce for platinum and palladium at this writing) makes it a ...

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