Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Author "Holm, Nancy"

  • Jiang, Junhua; Holm, Nancy (2013)
    Known as “agricultural residue,” corn cobs are typically left on the field after harvest and wasted. But if farmers collected corn cobs to sell as a carbon source, the farmer would earn a little extra income and the tech ...

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  • Holm, Nancy; Meschewski, Elizabeth; Sharma, B.K.; Spokas, Kurt; Kelly, John (2013)
    Researchers Nancy Holm, Elizabeth Meschewski, and B.K. Sharma of ISTC along with Kurt Spokas – U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, St. Paul, MN – and Lacy Walsh, ISTC’s 2013 Summer Intern from ...

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  • 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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  • 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; 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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  • 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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  • Jiang, Junhua; Holm, Nancy; Zheng, Lei; Chen, Fangling (2014)
    Both the mini-chunk and thin-film electrodes proved to have good capacitive performance (~30 F g-1) in two symmetrical electrode supercapacitors and no degradation after 2,600 CV cycles.

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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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