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Preventing another Flint, Mich.; new research could lead to more corrosion-resistant water pipes

06-May-2016

With documented public water problems in Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., caused by corrosion, understanding how copper is affected at the atomic level is critical to avoiding problems in future pipes. Corrosion-related damage costs more than three percent of the United States' Gross ...

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Trap and neutralize: A new way to clean contaminated groundwater

15-Apr-2016

A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have helped discover a new chemical method to immobilize uranium in contaminated groundwater, which could lead to more precise and successful water remediation efforts at former nuclear sites. Researchers in the lab of Daniel Giammar, ...

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Researchers crack 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, make storage safer

18-Mar-2016

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have adapted a technology developed for solar energy in order to selectively remove one of the trickiest and most-difficult-to-remove elements in nuclear waste pools across the country, making the storage of nuclear waste safer and ...

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Stanford scientists make renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants

11-Mar-2016

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items currently made from ...

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Electricity, heating most climate-friendly uses for natural gas

10-Mar-2016

Rice University researchers have determined a more effective way to use natural gas to reduce climate-warming emissions would be in the replacement of existing coal-fired power plants and fuel-oil furnaces rather than burning it in cars and buses. The Rice study by environmental engineer Daniel ...

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Wastewater treatment plants significant source of microplastics in rivers

26-Feb-2016

Millions of tiny pieces of plastic are escaping wastewater treatment plant filters and winding up in rivers where they could potentially contaminate drinking water supplies and enter the food system, according to new research being presented here. Microplastics - small pieces of plastic less than ...

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Portable kit can recover traces of chemical evidence

11-Jan-2016

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris. If successfully commercialized by industry, ...

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Team may have a key solution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions

08-Jan-2016

Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing the CO2 intensity of fossil energy use. The intermittency of when the ...

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New technique both enhances oil recovery and sequesters carbon dioxide

21-Dec-2015

A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction developed by a Penn State-led research team not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the process. The team estimated that companies using this new technique would ...

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Technique could set new course for extracting uranium from seawater

21-Dec-2015

An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors. The work of a team led by Carter Abney, a Wigner Fellow at the Department of ...

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