Scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle environmental challenges
A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.
Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff
When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed low-cost filtration ...
Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet
While many people recognize that clean water and air are signs of a healthy ecosystem, most do not realize that a critical part of the environment is right beneath their feet, according to a Penn State hydrologist.
Students develop low-cost water filtering system for African nation
(Phys.org)—In an effort to bring fresh water to rural Kenyans, School of International Affairs (SIA) students Kory Hansen and Jin Ju Kim participated in Penn State's Humanitarian Engineering and Social ...
Virtual engineering leading to faster results
Together with the specialty chemicals company LANXESS, Fraunhofer researchers have engineered and built a system in record time, which produces reverse osmosis membrane elements for water treatment. Virtual ...
UA tests consumer water filters for contaminant removal
A University of Arizona study of pour-through and refrigerator water filtration devices and the chemicals they removed is scheduled for publication in the March issue of Good Housekeeping.
Wastewater system generates energy, produces drinking water
A Michigan State University researcher is using a $1.92 million Department of Defense grant to develop a portable wastewater treatment system that could improve the military's efficiency.
New discovery could make fuel, plastics production more energy efficient and cost effective
A University of Minnesota team of researchers has overcome a major hurdle in the quest to design a specialized type of molecular sieve that could make the production of gasoline, plastics and various chemicals more cost effective ...
Research makes desalination easier to swallow
"We live in one of the driest places on earth, and so the opportunity to create new sources of water for the Australian community is incredibly important," said Professor Saravanamuth Vigneswaran, Director ...
New technique scales up nanofiber production
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
'Super sand' for better purification of drinking water (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand -- a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world -- into a "super sand" with five times the filtering ...
Student creates clothes that trap harmful gases
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Cornell cloth that can selectively trap noxious gases and odors has been fashioned by a senior into a mask and hooded shirts inspired by the military.
'Pollution' may be key ingredient in concrete mixtures, researcher says
(PhysOrg.com) -- A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology is leading a study to increase the amount of fly ash used in concrete. If successful, the effort could divert millions of tons of the waste product ...
SRNL filter design reduces waste treatment costs
The redesign of a filtration system by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is expected to help the DOE Office of Environmental Management drastically reduce cost and infrastructure ...