Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Series/Report "Pollutants -- PPCPs in the Environment"

  • Zheng, Wei; Li, Xiaolin; Yates, Scott R.; Bradford, Scott A. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    Dairy products are a staple of the American diet. The main ingredient of the dairy industry, milk, has a byproduct even before it reaches the pasteurizing factory. For cows to produce milk, they need to have given birth ...

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  • Li, Xiaolin; Zheng, Wei; Machesky, Michael L.; Yates, Scott R.; Katterhenry, Michael (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    ISTC’s senior research scientist Wei Zheng collaborated with researchers from the Illinois State Water Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the University of Illinois to determine the degradation kinetics of ...

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  • Kelly, John; Rosi-Marshall, Emma; Scott, John (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-02)
    In urban areas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent can represent a significant component of freshwater ecosystems, and WWTP effluent can be a point source for a variety of pollutants, including pharmaceuticals and ...

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    The Emerging Contaminants Consortium (formerly PPCPs Consortium) is hosted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and is open to anyone who is currently conducting research on pharmaceuticals, personal care ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Li, Xiaolin; Machesky, Michael; Yates, Scott R.; Katterhenry, Michael; Bradford, Scott A.; Kelly, Walton R.; Zou, Yonghong (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have been identified as one of the most important sources for the release of animal hormones and veterinary antibiotics into the aquatic environment. Funded by a USDA research ...

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  • Loftus, Lucy; Jin, Guang; Armstrong, Shalamar; Bierma, Thomas J.; Walker, Paul; Zheng, Wei; Kelly, Walt (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-01)
    The potential human and environmental health risks posed by pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have been identified as a research priority at both the federal and state level. It has been well documented ...

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  • Taylor, Steven J.; Kelly, Walton R.; Panno, Samuel V.; Weck, Robert; Zheng, W.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, W.-T. (Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, 2014-07-09)
    The objective of this study was to provide data to help address the following questions: Have land use practices become safer for the environment and ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Holm, Nancy; Meschewski, Beth (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    In spring 2013, ISTC became involved as a partner with a new program in Champaign Country which collects old and unwanted drugs to keep them out of landfills, or to keep them from being flushed down the toilet. The project ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Li, Xiaolin; Kelly, Walton R. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2012)
    With an increasing population in rural areas, the use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and naturally produced steroid hormones is also increasing. However, rural wastewater treatment plants were not ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Meschewski, Elizabeth; Holm, Nancy (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Two important sources of PPCPs and hormones in the environment are municipal/industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). WWTPs cannot completely eliminate all PPCPs ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Kelly, Walton R.; Taylor, Steve; Panno, Sam (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    In May 2014, Wei Zheng, along with collaborators Walt Kelly (Illinois State Water Survey), Steve Taylor (Illinois Natural History Survey), and Sam Panno (Illinois State Geological Survey), received a one-year grant for a ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Meschewski, Elizabeth; Dodgen, Laurel; Holm, Nancy; Kammin, Laura; Plewa, Michael (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are identified to be point sources for discharging PPCPs and hormones into the environment. In July 2014, the University of Illinois ...

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  • Scott, John W. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    Major advances in the medical field have shortened surgical recovery times from weeks to only a few days. Reducing the size of the surgical incision is one key to this breakthrough. However, to decrease the incision size, ...

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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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