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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Turning Sewage Sludge Into Concrete

Aug. 28, 2015 — Dried sewage sludge could be an alternative cement material for concrete, researchers have ... read more

Purifying Contaminated Water With Crab Shells

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists have found that crab shells are effective in removing copper and cadmium from contaminated ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — An oxidation process has been developed that uses ozone to degrade contaminants in water that alter the synthesis, transport, action or elimination of natural hormones, responsible for maintain ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A new strain of yeast called Yarrowia lipolytica Y-3492 was found to be very active in waste water treatment. The discovery was made by microbiologists during their research at Western Siberian peat ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Toxic is bad. Or is it? New studies of seagrasses reveal that they are surprisingly good at detoxifying themselves when growing in toxic seabed. But if seagrasses are stressed by their environment, ... read more

Researchers Use Wastewater Treatment to Capture Carbon Dioxide, Produce Energy

Aug. 4, 2015 — Cleaning up municipal and industrial wastewater can be dirty business, but engineers have developed an innovative wastewater treatment process that not only mitigates carbon dioxide emissions, but ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Now researchers have put some of these ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A novel process configuration has been developed for producing clean middle-distillate fuels from coal with minimal ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn't hold water, says a new study. A team of water detectives has discovered freshwater ... read more

Reproducible Research for Biofuels, Biogas

July 30, 2015 — New research presents a virtual package of data for the production of biogas, which is promising for use in biofuels. Biogas is the production of methane through the anaerobic digestion ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Both prescription and illegal drugs such as morphine, cocaine and oxycodone have been found in surface waters in Canadian rivers. New research shows that wastewater discharged from wastewater ... read more

Synthetic Coral Could Remove Toxic Heavy Metals from the Ocean

July 23, 2015 — A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study. The researchers say their new material could provide inspiration for other ... read more

Banned Chemical Pollutant Lowers Fertility in UK Porpoises

July 22, 2015 — Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are struggling to successfully reproduce as a result of chemical pollutants found in European waters, a research study ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Tornado Panels Installed in Montgomery Home

July 15, 2015 — A product designed by engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to new ... read more

July 8, 2015 — In our consumer-driven society, electrical and electronic equipment have never been more efficient, economical or in demand. However, e-waste from old and discarded equipment has become one of the ... read more

Switzerland's Transition Away from Nuclear Power

July 7, 2015 — Switzerland has a long history of trying to be as self-sufficient and energy independent as possible. Although its energy supply system has served it well in the past, the country is now looking to ... read more

Producing Biodegradable Plastic Just Got Cheaper, Greener

July 6, 2015 — Biodegradable drinking cups or vegetable wrapping foil: the bioplastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) is already a part of our everyday lives. And yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to ... read more

Charcoaling Manure, Greening Neighborhoods in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

July 1, 2015 — Chesapeake Bay bears a heavy pollution burden from the growing metropolitan centers and vibrant agricultural activity in the watershed. Nitrogen and phosphorus draining from farm fields, livestock ... read more

June 30, 2015 — A new recycling method recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste. The process, which inexpensively processes and directly reuses samarium-cobalt waste powders as raw ... read more

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