Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Title

  • Zheng, Wei; Holm, Nancy; Meschewski, Beth (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    In spring 2013, ISTC became involved as a partner with a new program in Champaign Country which collects old and unwanted drugs to keep them out of landfills, or to keep them from being flushed down the toilet. The project ...

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  • Scott, John; Zheng, Wei; Holm, Nancy; Panno, S.V.; Kelly, W.R.; McNeish, R.E.; Hoellein, T.J.; Baranski, E.L. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2018)
    Low concentrations of microplastics are present in Illinois’ karst groundwater, according to a preliminary study completed in spring 2018. This is the first time that microplastics have been detected in groundwater. The ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2010)

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  • Eppert, Joseph J.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; DeVor, Richard E.; Kapoor, Shiv G. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2003)
    Metalworking fluids are designed to perform specified tasks in the factory. However, these fluids can become contaminated during the manufacturing process by other factory components such as tramp oil. As more and more ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Scott, John W.; Holm, Nancy; Machesky, Michael L. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2018-11)
    Agricultural fields in the Midwestern United States are commonly tile-drained. This drainage system is used to remove excess water from the soil profile to increase crop production and promote soil conservation. However, ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Li, Xiaolin; Kelly, Walton R. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2012)
    With an increasing population in rural areas, the use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and naturally produced steroid hormones is also increasing. However, rural wastewater treatment plants were not ...

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  • Sharma, B.K. (2010)
    Until recently, the oils in common beans (black, kidney, pinto, and great northern) have been largely overlooked since they exist in much lower quantities than the oils in sunflower, soybean, corn, and other seeds.

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  • (2015)
    The ISTC Grant Program funded the following projects in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 in conjunction with ISTC’s goal of saving Illinois one billion gallons of water. Results of the projects will be shared via case studies, ...

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  • Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (2014)
    Besides the well-known alternative energy categories such as wind/solar energy and biofuels/biodiesel, alternative energy also includes chemically stored electricity in batteries, capacitors, and fuel cells that could be ...

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  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2008)
    ISTC’s Kishore Rajagopalan and colleagues from the University of Illinois discovered that partial blocking of pore spaces from microemulsion aggregation was a new fouling mechanism leading to total pore space blocking and ...

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  • OBrien, Kevin C. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016-08)
    Presented at the 2016 NETL CO2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

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  • OBrien, Kevin C (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2019-10-01)
    Project objectives: Design, construct, and operate a 10 MWe capture system based on the Linde / BASF advanced amine-based, post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology at CWLP Dallman Unit 4, Springfield, IL. ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Meschewski, Elizabeth; Holm, Nancy (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Two important sources of PPCPs and hormones in the environment are municipal/industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). WWTPs cannot completely eliminate all PPCPs ...

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  • Scott, John (2015)
    The team collected sediments from streams, ditches, and ponds near or underneath a railway in suburban Chicago, and analyzed the sediments for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metals.

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  • Zheng, Wei; Kelly, Walton R.; Taylor, Steve; Panno, Sam (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    In May 2014, Wei Zheng, along with collaborators Walt Kelly (Illinois State Water Survey), Steve Taylor (Illinois Natural History Survey), and Sam Panno (Illinois State Geological Survey), received a one-year grant for a ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Meschewski, Elizabeth; Dodgen, Laurel; Holm, Nancy; Kammin, Laura; Plewa, Michael (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are identified to be point sources for discharging PPCPs and hormones into the environment. In July 2014, the University of Illinois ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2015)

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  • Krishnamurthy, Krish R.; Stoffregen, Torsten; Rigby, Sean; OBrien, Kevin C. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-11)
    Presented at the 2015 Carbon Management Technology Conference Sugarland, Texas; November 18, 2015.

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  • Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Rusk, Todd; Dianovsky, Michael (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2004)
    Since the early 2000s, industries have faced rising costs to acquire, manage, and dispose of metalworking fluids, as well as increased concern about pathogenic bacteria growing in metalworking processes. The need to reduce ...

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  • OBrien, Kevin C. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017-04)
    Presented at the Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Conference in Chicago IL. Provided overview of large scale CO2 capture pilot at Abbot Power Plant, selecting options that synergize with the regional economy, identifying ...

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