Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Publications by Title

  • Twarog, Daniel L. (Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center (HWRIC). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1992)
    Research on emission control and waste disposal is the number one priority within AFS. In an industry survey conducted by AFS, ten top areas of concern were outlined, headed by sand system waste and emissions from molding, ...

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  • McKinley, Marvin D.; Jefcoat, Irvin A.; Herz, William J.; Frederick, Christopher L. (Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center (HWRIC),, 1994)
    Research on emission control and waste disposal is the number one priority within AFS. In an industry survey conducted by AFS, ten top areas of concern were outlined, headed by sand system waste and emissions from molding, ...

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  • Burris, Jane; O'Rourke, Diane (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 1997-01)
    The purpose of this project was to gather detailed information about waste management practices and waste generation and treatment at institutions of higher education in Illinois. Data were collected in two phases from a ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    Describes the problem of plastic pollution and outlines the economic advantages of using pyrolysis to produce crude oil from waste plastics, particularly hard to recycle or non-recyclable plastics.

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  • Brookfield, Frank M.; Wickliff, Alisa B. (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1990)
    The Waste Reduction Advisory System (WRAS) was created to provide a means for generators of regulated and non-regulated waste to find ways to reduce their wastes. The WRAS is an interactive waste management tool designed ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1989)
    This brochure from 1989 provides basic information about source reduction/pollution prevention and where to go for further assistance. It was one of the Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center's first marketing pieces.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1992-01)
    Short case study of a metal shelving manufacturer that used ultrafiltration to extend their cleaning bath life and reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1994-01)
    This fact sheet discusses the use of water-based cleaners as a replacement for solvent degreasers in industrial surface preparation operations. It includes a brief case study of how R.B. White, a metal fabricator, used ...

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  • University of Illinois. Prairie Research Institute. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Technical Assistance Program (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-11)
    The primary deliverable of this proposed project is to provide a detailed waste characterization assessment for three facilities located throughout the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. Lincoln Avenue ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    This three poster series describes the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's water research projects, which focus on water conservation and reuse, as well as augmentation of saline and brackish water by forward osmosis, ...

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  • Lindsey, Tim (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly Illinois Waste Management and Research Center), 2006, 2013)
    Misunderstanding the true cost of utilizing raw materials such as water can frequently result in poor management choices regarding how the raw materials are used. Metal finishing operations are notorious for using large ...

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  • (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 1998)
    Aqueous waste streams are generated from some manufacturing processes and from waste treatment processes such as absorption, adsorption, and membrane filtration. These waste streams are often too dilute for incineration ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    Flyer for the Illinois Green Office Challenge, that encouraged friendly competition amongst office buildings to achieve energy and water conservation and waste reduction.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1992-06)
    This fact sheet provides information on locating data related to waste management in Illinois.

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  • Jin, Guang; Bierma, Thomas J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2010-03)
    This research examined the use of whole-cell biocatalysts to produce biodiesel at room temperature (25oC). Rhizopus oryzae (ATCC 10260) was used to catalyze the conversion of virgin and waste oils (triglycerides) into ...

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  • Romzick, Peter G.; Swanstrom, Carl (The Center, 1991)
    Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) conducted a laboratory X*TRAX treatability study on a fire training area jet fuel contaminated soil from Chanute Air Force Base (AFB) near Rantoul, Illinois. The CWM X *TRAX patented ...

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  • Bordson, Gary O.; Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Czesney, Sergiusz; Rinchard, Jacques (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2018-11)
    Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) substances are a continuing cause of concern because of their effects on environmental and human health. The objectives of this pilot study were (1) to develop a screening method ...

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  • Brown, Jerry (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2002, 2013)
    Ace Plating Company is a small Chicago job shop offering a variety of decorative electroplating finishes including various types of brass, nickel, bronze and copper. In 1993, Ace Plating used about five million gallons of ...

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  • Pai, Shantanu; Bartels, Bart (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015)
    In Fall 2014, the University of Illinois participated in the Gameday Recycling Challenge for the first time. The Gameday Recycling Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-04)
    Waste generation is a huge problem, but we all have the power to help prevent and reduce it by making simple changes in our individual decisions. Use these tips start packing waste free lunches and do your small part ...

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