News tagged with waste

Converting polyethylene waste into liquid fuel

Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details next ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Starting fire with water

When firefighters want to extinguish a blaze, they often douse it with water. Astronauts on board the ISS, however, are experimenting with a form of water that does the opposite. Instead of stopping fire, ...

Jan 13, 2014
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Obsolete gadgetry can pile up, contributing to pollution

Christmas gifts of yesteryear meet an inglorious end at Absolute Green Electronics Recycling in Lake Forest, Calif. Computers are dismantled, the parts sorted into cardboard bins. One holds nothing but hard drives, another ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Cotton waste becomes biodegradable packaging

Proprietary agricultural waste blends provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to industry partners are being used in a new process that literally grows custom packaging products to protect ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Using the potential of waste heat

Siemens researchers analyze how different components of the future energy system can be combined in an optimized way. In its latest issue the research magazine "Pictures of the Future" reports about the chances ...

Dec 09, 2013
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Waste that is brimming with energy

Together with the Italian GARBO corporation, the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, and the University of Padua, Italy, as well as the midsized company EAAT from Chemnitz, Germany, the HZDR researchers ...

Nov 21, 2013
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