Browse Posters - Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Title

  • Jacobson, Deb; Carroll, Cassie; Zlevor, Irene (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014)
    Every year ISTC receives an amazing variety of project descriptions from Governor’s Award applicants. ISTC encourages applicants to track the various cost savings and environmental outcomes that result from their efforts. ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    Provides an overview of the environmental issues associated with pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Provides an overview of membrane technology and it's uses in wastewater treatment with and emphasis on research at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Provides an overview of algae's role in wastewater treatment and biofuels production with a focus on ISTC research.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2018-01)
    The United States uses approximately 200 billion gallons of fuel annually. The infrastructure to support this fuel use costs $12 trillion. Alternative fuels and biofuels can help alleviate U.S. dependence on limited fossil ...

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  • Barta, Susan; Scott, John W.; Rajagopalan, Kishore (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    Increasing eutrophication of surface water have resulted in an increased risk of algal blooms. In particular, harmful algal blooms (HABs) which are formed by cyanobacteria can produce extremely dangerous toxins and jeopardize ...

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  • Biochar 
    (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Biochar is a charcoal material byproduct produced from the thermochemical conversion of biomass in a limited oxygen environment. This process, called pyrolysis, also creates syngas and bio-oils, which are used to generate ...

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  • Salih, Hafiz; Patel, Vinod; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015)
    Dewatering has been a technical and economical barrier to the stabilization of coal tailings and the utilization of ultrafine coal particles from coal preparation. While substantial progress continues to be made in ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015)
    Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants and other industrial facilities need to be reduced as part of U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan. Current carbon capture technologies are very energy intensive and nearly ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    There is still major generation capacity in the U.S. for burning coal. Illinois has the largest reserves of bituminous coal in the nation. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and the Illinois State Geological Survey, ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    Summarized the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's energy research projects.

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  • Marlin, John C. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    The Student Sustainability Committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provided a grant to the Prairie Research Institute to develop a native prairie patch behind the Natural Resources Building (NRB) and ...

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  • Lehmann, Christopher M.B.; Gay, David A.; Scott, John W.; Zheng, Wei (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    Glyphosate is a widely used agricultural chemical in the United States. It is an environmental contaminant of concern as a suspected carcinogen, although an evaluation of its health effects is ongoing. There is a need to ...

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  • Marsch, Dan; Springman, Mike (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    In 2008, the ICORE3 project was initiated by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. ICORE3 has a proven record of achieving significant energy and water ...

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  • Zuckerman, Zachary C.; Stein, Jeffrey A.; Scott, John W.; Zheng, Wei (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    Pollution of the aquatic environment by anthropogenic debris is globally ubiquitous. Due to its low manufacturing cost and durability, plastic production has increased by > 600% over the past four decades, with mismanaged ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017)
    Provides an overview of how pharmaceuticals and personal care products impact the environment with a focus on research at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

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  • Scrogum, Joy; Luber, Elizabeth (2012)
    Is a laptop computer useless without a hard drive? A group of University of Illinois students decided to find out. With funding provided by Dell and a grant from the Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) at the Illinois ...

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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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  • Ganguly, Srirupa; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Narula, A.; Li, J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2016)
    Poster summarizes the results of a study of wastewater treatment plants in Illinois with an emphasis on performance metrics. A survey was sent out to over 200 wastewater treatment plants in IL, of which 77 plants responded. ...

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  • Pickowitz, Joe (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013)
    This poster summarizes recent ISTC projects related to biodiesel, including: McDonald's Waste Oil to Biodiesel; U of I Dining Halls' Waste Oil to Biodiesel; Jatropha Seeds to Biodiesel and Soap; and Soap from Glycerin, a ...

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