Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Title

  • Corcoran, Patricia; Belontz, Sara; Arturo, Ian; Hill, Carolyn (2019-05-22)
    Plastic pre-production pellets were first identified in the natural environment in the 1970s. Most commonly found on surface waters and beaches, pellets litter shorelines worldwide, even in regions remote from plastic ...

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  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2008)
    ISTC’s Kishore Rajagopalan and colleagues from the University of Illinois discovered that partial blocking of pore spaces from microemulsion aggregation was a new fouling mechanism leading to total pore space blocking and ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    Attend at least one event hosted by the Green Lunchroom Challenge. This can be the Kickoff Workshop or any of the subsequent webinars. Provide a summary of what you learned and whether you think you can use what you learned ...

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  • Liebert, Roland J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 1988-09)
    The extent to which households use, store, and dispose of hazardous materials has become a matter of increasing concern but has rarely been assessed. This project report provides an assessment of the first household ...

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  • Scott, John (2021-04-28)
    Presented by: John Scott – Senior Chemist at University of Illinois, zhewang@illinois.edu Co-authors: Lee Green, Joe Parkos, Dave Soucek Abstract: Given its large production volume and wide-spread use, plastic pollution ...

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  • Rockne, Karl (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2009-09-09)
    Karl Rockne - University of Illinois at Chicago

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2004)
    The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe the potential hazardous components of lighting ballasts as they relate to disposal within printing facilities as a result of routine replacement, energy efficiency retrofit ...

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  • Spak, Scott (2016-11-10)
    Scott Spak - Assistant Professor, Urban & Regional Planning and Civil & Environmental Engineering; University of Iowa. Why are pollutants banned in 1979 still found at 1980s levels in Illinois air? How can we learn to ...

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  • Holm, Nancy; Cosper, Stephen; Meschewski, Elizabeth (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016-11-30)
    This paper was developed to provide general information about the issue of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in schools.

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  • Behdad, Sara; Kwak, Minjung; Zhao, Yuan; Kim, Harrison; Thurston, Deborah (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Sustainable Electronics Initiative, 2010-03)
    The problem addressed in this paper is that the incoming stream of “feedstock” from product take-back systems is known to be widely variable, but the type and extent of that variability have not been well defined. This ...

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  • Rosen, Michael (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1998)
    In an industry where demand for environmentally conscious products is high, Pearl Pressman Liberty (PPL), a 29,000-sq.ft. commercial print facility in the historic Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, knows that ...

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  • Tsai, Chang-Ting; Villafuerte, Francisco; Hyun, Kyung Hoon; Herbert, Tom (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2009)
    Our group has decided to create a modular chair that has a sculptural element to it.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    Provides information about the effects of PFASs on the environment, as well as ISTC's efforts to reduce PFAS contamination.

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  • Dolan, Rita E.; Brown, Nahid A. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2018-12)
    Perchlorate is an inorganic compound that can affect human health by disrupting thyroid function. It is used in explosives, pyrotechnics, rockets, missiles, fireworks, road flares, and other items. In Illinois, potential ...

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  • Jones, Gary A. (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2000)
    EPA’s activities surrounding the development of regulations for addressing persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals is increasing. Since 1998, EPA has undertaken several approaches to address the identification ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2010)
    Honorable mention in the Artist / Designer category. Team was from California State University, Long Beach.

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  • Barnes, Laura L. (Chicago, IL : Illinois Library Association, 2018-06)
    First-person essay about the traits that help make a solo librarian successful.

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  • Lee, Linda (2021-04-28)
    Presented on April 28, 2021, by Linda S. Lee - Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University - keynote speaker at the 2021 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference Abstract: Per/polyfluoroalkyl substances ...

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  • Peaslee, Graham (2021-04-28)
    Presented by: Graham Peaslee – Professor at University of Notre Dame, gpeaslee@nd.edu Co-authors: Heather Whitehead, Meghanne Tighe, Yukun Jin, Marta Venier, Yan Wu, Miriam Diamond Abstract: Per- and polyfluorinated ...

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  • Miller, Gillian; Brown, Stephen (2021-04-27)
    Presented by: Gillian Miller – senior scientist at Ecology Center, gillian@ecocenter.org, and Stephen Brown – Sierra Club member Co-authors: Denise Trabbic-Pointer, Sonya Lunder, Jeff Gearhart Abstract: Contamination ...

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