News tagged with waste

The surprising value of waste

In the "sanitation value chain," human waste, with the proper infrastructure, is turned into a valuable commodity. Collecting, storing, and recycling waste into valuable byproducts, such as fertilizer, can ...

Feb 14, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

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 4.3 / 5 (14) 21 | with audio podcast

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 not rated yet 0

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 not rated yet 0