Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Title

  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Vardon, Derek; Strathmann, Timothy (2012)

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  • Zheng, Wei; WIles, Kelsey N.; Holm, Nancy; Deppe, Nathan A.; Shipley, Clinton R. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    A team led by Wei Zheng, senior research scientist at ISTC, investigated whether our food is at risk of accumulating PPCPs when irrigated with wastewater from concentrated animal feedlot operations (CAFOs) and wastewater ...

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  • Ramachandran, Divya; Singh, Vijay; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Strathmann, Timothy J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013-03)
    The bioethanol industry exerts a significant demand on water supplies. Current water consumption rate in corn dry grind ethanol plants is 3 to 4 gallons of water per gallon of ethanol produced (gal/gal) and 6 to 10 gal/gal ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (2010-12)
    Biochar is a charred carbon-enriched material intended to be used as a soil amendment to sequester carbon and enhance soil quality. Sustainable biochar is produced from waste biomass using modern thermochemcial technologies. ...

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  • Pickowitz, Joe; McDonald's; University of Illinois Dining Hall (2012)
    ISTC's research engineer and team collaborated with the McDonald's Corporation and the University of Illinois Dining Halls to convert used frying oil to biodiesel and soap.

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2014)
    converting waste plastics to the oil they started as and then converting that oil to fuels.

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John (2011)

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Schideman, Lance (2013)
    grow algae in wastewater to remove excess nutrients and contaminants of emerging concern. then converting that algae to bio-oil and biodiesel

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Xinying (2013)
    ISTC researchers investigated the use of wood biochar in supercapacitors.

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  • Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Chandrasekaran, Sriraam R. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    The U.S. Forestry Service (USFS) engaged sustainability experts at the University of Illinois, Western Illinois University (WIU), and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to investigate the use of wood waste by businesses as a ...

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