Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Publications by Title

  • Bierma, Thomas J.; Marsch, Dan (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2008-12)
    Efficiency performance contracts (EPCs) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are a marketbased approach that rewards suppliers for improving efficiency and reducing waste in SME operations through pollution prevention ...

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  • Dean-Colomb, Windy; Jeffery, Elizabeth H. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 1999)
    This project was conceived as a supplement to that of Dr. J. Levengood entitled "DePue WMA Biological Site Characterization: Segment III - Levels and Effects of Selected Metals in Raccoons". Dr. Levengood had proposed ...

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  • Sweet, Clyde W.; Cappo, Kevin A.; Vermette, Stephen J.; Rose, William B.; Gordon, Jeff; Geir-Wilson, Rose (Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1995)

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  • Illinois. Department of Natural Resources. Waste Management and Research Center. (DNR WMRC) (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly Illinois Waste Management and Research Center), 1998, 2013)
    Membrane filtration is a technology utilizing “smart filters” capable of separating contaminants from clean detergent. The crux of the technology lies in the ability of these filters to separate molecules on the basis of ...

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  • Hackman, Brian Lee (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 1999)

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  • Gonzalez, Ed; Harmon, Jan; Meza, Gina; Harder, Vicki; Bondurant, Lee (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2004)
    This colorful educational comic book, appropriate for middle school and high school students, explains the health risks associated with mercury exposure and the environmental risks associated with mercury pollution. The ...

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  • Ebbs, Stephen D. (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2006)

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  • Anderson, Paul R.; Lee, Shinwoo; Bunker, Grant; Tannazi, Firouzeh (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2002)

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  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 1998)
    This fact sheet describes several types of industrial paint application methods, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

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  • Hudson, Robert J.M.; Cooke, Richard A. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-10)
    Several operational woodchip bioreactors were installed at the outlets of agricultural drainage systems located in east central Illinois. The potential for monomethylmercury (MMHg) production and export in these bioreactors ...

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  • Skerlos, Steven J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2000)
    Metalworking fluids (MWFs) are used in manufacturing as coolants, lubricants,mand corrosion inhibitors. Growing MWF acquisition and disposal costs, together with concerns about microbiological health hazards and environmental ...

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  • Machining Xcellence (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2002-07)
    Spent metal removal fluid (cutting fluid, lubricant, coolant, etc.) is a significant waste stream from the metal fabrication industry. The quantity of waste generated and the cost of fluid purchases could be reduced ...

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  • Center for Neighborhood Technology (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2012-04)
    The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Hey and Associates (Hey) worked under the support of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) to monitor and document the performance of stormwater best management ...

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  • Khanna, Madhu; Ando, Amy W.; Vig, Suzanne; Wildermuth, Amy (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2004)

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  • Halbrook, Richard S.; Orr, Thomas (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2009-06)
    A sediment quality triad consisting of (1) quantification of sediment polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs), and chloride concentrations; (2) a sediment bioassay using the amphipod ...

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  • Lu, Yi (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2009-02)
    We have developed new fluorescent and colorimetric sensor technologies for on-site, real-time detection and quantification of toxic metal ions such as lead, mercury and uranium in industrial and drinking waters. We used ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1995)
    Promotional brochure for opening of HWRIC's Chicago office.

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  • (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly Illinois Waste Management and Research Center), 1999, 2013)
    This case study describes a diffusion dialysis acid recovery technology pilot project at Gerlin Inc, a company that manufactures stainless steel pipe fittings and flanges, to recover acid from their spent pickling baths.

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  • Pai, Shantanu (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014-12)
    The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center conducted a waste audit of their main building in February 2013. Through the process of the waste audit it was found that single use non-hazardous gloves were 13% of the waste ...

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  • Chicago Metal Finishers Institute (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2002-07)
    Since the mid 1800s, silver has been deposited from a cyanide-based formulation on a commercial basis. Commercial non-cyanide silver plating solutions were first made generally available in the late 1970s, and yet today ...

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