News tagged with environmental engineer

Pollutant-eating bacteria not so rare

(Phys.org) —Dioxane, a chemical in wide industrial use, has an enemy in naturally occurring bacteria that remove it from the environment. Researchers at Rice University have found that these bacteria are more abundant at ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Can we save our urban water systems?

Existing urban water systems are at the end of their design lifetimes. New, innovative solutions are needed, and these must combine technology and engineering with an understanding of social systems and institutions. The ...

dateAug 23, 2013 in Environment
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Old concrete can protect nature

Usually we think of demolished concrete walls and floors as environmental contaminants, but in fact this material may turn out to be a valuable resource in nature protection work. This is the conclusion from researchers from ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Environment
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Getting the carbon out of emissions

Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to "scrub" carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Materials Science
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