Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Title

  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-06)
    Loyola University Chicago is a private university founded in 1870. Loyola maintains four campuses internationally, serving 15,902 undergraduate and graduate students and employing more than 4,000 faculty and staff members. ...

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  • Polin, Joseph (2013-06-14)
    Joseph Polin - Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Fast pyrolysis involves the thermochemical conversion of biomass at 400° ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; WIles, Kelsey N.; Dodge, Laurel (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016-05)
    The widespread occurrence of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and steroid hormones in watersheds has been recognized as an emerging environmental issue. The potential uptake and accumulation of these ...

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  • Nooker, Eric (2013-06-14)
    Eric Nooker - Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Previous studies illustrated that biochars have sorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; WIles, Kelsey N.; Holm, Nancy; Deppe, Nathan A.; Shipley, Clinton R. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    A team led by Wei Zheng, senior research scientist at ISTC, investigated whether our food is at risk of accumulating PPCPs when irrigated with wastewater from concentrated animal feedlot operations (CAFOs) and wastewater ...

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  • Pytel, Eve (2014-08-08)
    Eve Pytel - Ecological Economist at Delta Institute in Chicago, IL. The increase in the number of insect and storm damaged trees, particularly from the Emerald Ash Borer, has created an overwhelming supply of wood chips. ...

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  • Tess, Scott R. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016-02)
    The Urbana Irrigation Controls Study was undertaken to determine if measurable potable water savings and financial savings would result from the installation of irrigation control sensors on automatic landscape irrigation ...

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  • Taylor, Mark (2013-10-31)
    Mark Taylor - Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Assistant Prof. Mark Taylor reviewed the four Solar Decathlon Projects the have been designed and built by interdisciplinary ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    Joining the Food Recovery Challenge can help you become aware of several free food waste assessment tools available from US EPA that help measure and track the amount, type of, and source of food and packaging waste generated ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    Research has shown that the simple act of giving a food selection an interesting, appealing name can increase the amount of that item actually eaten by students. This marketing technique is simple and costs nothing but ...

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  • Kruse, Carl W.; Salmeen, Irving T.; Kalis, Edward M.; Carlson, Stephen L.; Demir, Ilham; Kim, Byung R.; Rostam-Abadi, Massoud (The Center, 1994)
    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and paint sludge are generated by painting perations at automobile assembly plants. This study's goal was to demonstrate that paint sludge can be converted to adsorbents for the capture ...

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  • Kopach, Michael E. (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2009-06)
    Discussion of the use of electronic laboratory notebooks to track laboratory data, including solvent and chemical use.

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  • Brahmbhatt, Sudhir (2017-11-02)
    Sudhir Brahmbhatt - President, Technology Services Inc. Pure oxygen, ozone, and CO2 are found to be very valuable chemicals that offer significant economic rewards when properly used in the water treatment applications, ...

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  • Mitchell, J. Kent; Felsot, Allan; Dzantor, E. Kudjo (Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1994)

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  • Andrews Environmental Engineering, Inc (The Center, 1994)
    Landfarming is a cost effective solution to remediating soil and groundwater that have been impacted by pesticides. This remediation technique is a safe, sound and ideal solution for agribusinesses that want to take care ...

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  • Patterson, Dale (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2011)
    Solvents and soak tanks are still common in packaging for cleaning press parts such as ink trays, pumps and buckets.However, a new blasting technology uses a unique plastic media to eliminate the need for harsh chemistries ...

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  • Holley, Mary Beth (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2004-09)
    Two examples of how companies used P2 to help them get back into and remain in compliance with wastewater requirements mandated by local wastewater treatment facilities. Companies were an aerospace supplier and a window ...

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  • Ramachandran, Divya; Singh, Vijay; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Strathmann, Timothy J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013-03)
    The bioethanol industry exerts a significant demand on water supplies. Current water consumption rate in corn dry grind ethanol plants is 3 to 4 gallons of water per gallon of ethanol produced (gal/gal) and 6 to 10 gal/gal ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1991)
    Spent batteries are a problem for all types of automotive shops. Because they can leak, they are dangerous to handle and can make disposal difficult. In addition, new hazardous waste regulations have created some confusion ...

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  • Newman, Erin; Winter, Jessica; Newman, Christopher (Champaign, IL : Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, 2007-03-14)
    Describes three EPA initiatives: Learn Not To Burn (Backyard Burning Reduction); Medicines in the Environment (establishing community pharmaceutical collection programs); and the Green Electronics Management Toolkit.

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