Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Title

  • (Champaign, IL : Abbott Power Plant, University of Illinois Facilities & Services, 2019-12)
    With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy/NETL, the project’s prime contractor Linde is leading the charge to test three technologies to see which are most effective at reducing aerosol particle concentrations in ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-11)
    Describes an ISTC project that evaluated the use of anaerobic digestate from dairy farms as a replacement for peat moss as a plant fertilizer for the horticulture industry.

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  • Zheng, Wei; Li, Xiaolin; Yates, Scott R.; Bradford, Scott A. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    Dairy products are a staple of the American diet. The main ingredient of the dairy industry, milk, has a byproduct even before it reaches the pasteurizing factory. For cows to produce milk, they need to have given birth ...

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  • Larson, Richard A.; Sharma, B.K. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-05)
    Phenolic compounds with antioxidant activity toward soybean-derived fatty acid methyl esters (SME, used as a model for biodiesel) were obtained by pyrolysis from wood (birch hardwood), corn stover, and lignin. The lignins ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2011)
    ISTC researchers, B.K. Sharma, John Scott, and Kishore Rajagopalan, developed new analytical methods for the rapid identification and characterization of neutral lipids in the oil extracts of algae. They also studied the ...

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  • Holm, Thomas R.; Scott, John W.; Wilson, Steven D.; Kelly, Walton R.; Talbott, Jonathan L.; Roadcap, George S. (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2004)

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  • de Mello, Jaime W.V.; Talbott, Jonathan L.; Scott, John; Roy, William R.; Stucki, Joseph W. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2006)
    Arsenic enters the environment naturally though rock weathering but its concentrations can be dramatically increased by human activity such as mining. ISTC’s senior chemist, John Scott, and collaborators from the Federal ...

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  • Sharma, B.K. (2015)
    Besides fuels, petroleum is used in a wide variety of items including plastics, construction adhesives, asphalt, lubricants, chemicals, and waxes. With petroleum being a limited resource, researchers are interested in ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2010)
    Wei Zheng – senior research scientist at ISTC – and Kishore Rajagopalan – associate director for applied research at ISTC – evaluated the ability of an unmodified biochar to sorb two triazine pesticides, atrazine and ...

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Yim, Chris (2013)
    ISTC researcher examined biochar as a cost-effective, more sustainable replacement for activated carbon in electrodes inside sensors for water quality tests. As a part of the I-STEM High School Summer Research Experience, ...

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  • Pickowitz, Joe (2010)
    ISTC researchers have joined with Partners for People and Place (PPP) to establish a biodiesel market in Haiti. The electrical grid in Haiti is spotty at best, so many houses use diesel generators for electricity. Running ...

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  • Chandrasekaran, Sriraam; Sharma, B.K. (2015)
    According to the International Carbon Black Association, carbon black is virtually pure elemental carbon in the form of colloidal particles that are produced by incomplete combustion or thermal decomposition of gaseous or ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Zhao, Ling (2014)
    During their lives, plants absorb massive amounts of carbon, which is then naturally released as CO2 into the atmosphere as plants decay. When plant matter is pyrolyzed and converted to biochar, some of the carbon is ...

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  • OBrien, Kevin C. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016-02)
    Presented at the 6th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit, Newark, NJ : February 24-25, 2016.

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John (2015)
    In an era of water and fuel insecurity, it is important to develop methods to both conserve water and produce fuels from non-petroleum sources. Innovative use of wastewater is part of the solution. Researchers have discovered ...

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  • Rajagopalan, Kishore (2013)
    Several options for dewatering fine coal and refuse are available to coal preparation plants to recover the coal material for reuse. However, cost-effective dewatering continues to be a technical and economic barrier to ...

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  • Stone, Mark E.; Scott, John W.; Schultz, Stephen T.; Berry, Denise L.; Wilcoxon, Monte; Piwoni, Marvin D.; Panno, Brent; Bordson, Gary (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2009)
    In drinking water treatments, a form of chlorine is used for disinfection so that bacteria do not contaminate pipes. Most drinking water treatment plants use chlorine (HOCl/OCl-), but some have switched to monochloramine ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Sharma, B.K. (2012)
    using waste coffee grounds to produce energy and lubricant products.

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  • Scott, John (2007)
    Lake Calumet in Illinois was a former glacial lake draining into Lake Michigan. After extensive industrialization and modifications to the area, it now drains to the Des Plaines River, which runs to the Mississippi River. ...

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