Prairie Research Institute


The Prairie Research Institute houses five state scientific surveys — Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS). The Institute was established in 2008 as the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Institute's mission is "to provide objective integrated scientific research and service, in cooperation with other academic and research units of the University of Illinois and elsewhere, that allow citizens and decision-makers to make choices that assure sustainable economic development and enduring environmental quality for the people, businesses, and governments of Illinois."

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  • McKaskle, Ray; Jones, Rosalind; Vance, Austyn; Piggott, Brad; Fisher, Kevin; Greenberg, Sallie (Champaign, Ill.: Illinois State Geological Survey, Prairie Research Institute., 2019)


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  • Morrow, Debra; Piwoni, Marvin D. (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1993-03)
    The US Army Corps of Engineers has experienced numerous problems with bacterial die-off at wastewater treatment plants experiencing loads from aircraft cleaning operations. The logical conclusion reached in investigations ...


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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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  • (Champaign, IL : Waste Management and Research Center, 1997-03)
    Antifreeze plays an essential role in maintaining proper car operation. This fact sheet provides information on proper use and disposal, pollution prevention techniques, and health effects of antifreeze.


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  • Gatz, Donald F.; Bowersox, Van C.; Su, Jack; Stensland, Gary J. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1988-02)
    Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1972, the United States and Canada were provided a framework for the surveillance, monitoring, research, protection, and reclamation of the physical and chemical quality ...


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