Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Publications by Title

  • 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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  • Hensel, Bruce R.; Berg, Richard C.; Griffin, Robert A. (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Reseach and Information Center, 1990)
    This report quantitatively assesses the potential for groundwater contamination from land burial of municipal wastes in hydrogeologic situations common to Illinois. These ratings can be used for preliminary, regional ...

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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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  • Lindsey, Timothy C.; Montemurro, Tony (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1994-05)
    Triad Engineering under the direction of the Illinois Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center (HWRIC) conducted a study comparing ultrafiltration and vapor recompression recovery technologies on the water soluble ...

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  • Small, Brian; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Quagrainie, Kwamena (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014-03)
    A considerable quantity of saline water is available in Illinois to support the needs of a marine aquaculture industry. The sources vary from isolated, deep rock aquifers to industrial effluents. In the present study, ...

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  • Chou, Sheng-Fu J.; Herzog, Beverly L.; Valkenburg, John R.; Griffin, Robert A. (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Reseach and Information Center, 1991)
    Determining the optimum time to sample slowly recovering wells for volatile organic compounds was the objective of this research. Three hundred samples from 11 wells finished in fine-grained glacial tills were analyzed for ...

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  • Larson, Richard A.; Marley, Karen A. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011-09)
    Methods to improve the oxidative stability of B100 biodiesel were studied. A combination of a peroxide destroyer - triphenylphosphine - and a chain-breaking antioxidant - propyl gallate - was found to largely prevent ...

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