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  • Determining flammability of SpillFix Universal Organic Absorbent

    SpillFix Universal Organic Absorbent is an industrial absorbent product made from natural coir (coconut husk). Flammability tests (as detailed below) have determined that the product is a Not Readily Combustible Solid, and is unlikely to catch fire even after absorbing flammable spills. Determining Flammability The tests for determining ...

  • Research and education - University of Illinois

    During the 2007-2008 academic year grants were awarded to Dr. Praveen Kumar and Dr. Art Schmidt in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, to implement a new data collection system on the Urbana campus. The goal of this project is the deployment of sensors to provide high-resolution, semi-realtime datasets for research and education. The resulting data is published in ...

  • Universities as research joint venture partners: does size of the venture matter?

    We observe that research joint ventures (RIVs) with university members are distinctly larger than those without. We seek to explain this observation by stressing that net gains are greater for industry participants in RIVs with a large number of members since the loss in appropriable information from the university's involvement decreases as the RJV's size increases. Further, universities show a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Copenhagen University - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences - Case Study

    Name: Federico Cozzi Job Title: Laboratory Manager Company: Copenhagen University - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences The new Copenhagen University ...

  • Decontamination of medical radioisotopes from hard surfaces using peelable polymer-based decontamination agents joint research project with CBI and Colorado State University

    Introduction Need for study: Contamination of treatment rooms Patient excretion Spills The efficacy of: 3 peelable decon agents removal of 3 medical isotopes from 2 surfaces Methods of Decontamination Absorbent pads and ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Sarakasi Theatre - room acoustical measurements and modelling

    Measuring Reverberation Time and Speech Intelligibility using Balloons and an MP3 Player as External Sound Sources The non-profit organisation Sarakasi Trust owns a theatre in Nairobi Kenya, inside the former Shan Cinema. In this theatre, youths from the city slums are trained to be acrobats, so that they learn how to make a living without having to resort to crime. Shows and concerts are ...

  • Gaseous release in LiNH2–MgH2 systems

    Hydrogen is considered a safe and clean alternative to fossil fuels. Hydrogen storage is currently obtained by compressing the gas at high pressure. Researchers are currently attempting to tackle safety and energy density issues by locking hydrogen into solids, packing large quantities into small volumes. However, most of the known solids (i.e. intermetallics) show very low gravimetric density, ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Evaluation of the absorption bed`s efficiency under the Ecoflo Biofilter

    The Ecoflo Biofilter is a wastewater treatment system designed for the sanitary drainage of decentralized dwellings. Preceded by a scptic tank, the chain of treatment comprises a biofiltration unit and a polishing field allowing the treated wastewater to be absorbed by the rcceptor ground. The Ecoflo Biofilter performances have been evaluated by numerous organizations (MDDEP, BNQ, NSF, CSTB, ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Sound field diffusivity at the top surface of schroeder diffuser barriers

    It has been shown in several studies that the T-shape profile barriers are one of the most successful noise barriers among many different profiles (May and Osman 1980; Hajek and Blaney 1984; Hothersall et al., 1991). In this case, it is shown by author (Monazzam and Lam, 2005) that in the same dimension, the T-shape profile has the highest performance compared to other profiled noise barriers. It ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Capture of carbon dioxide from flue gas using solid regenerable sorbents

    Carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are a significant factor in global climate change. Large stationary sources such as coal-fired electric generating plants are likely to be the most cost-effective targets for carbon dioxide capture. At present, liquid amine-based scrubbing systems are the only processes available for this application. Processes based on regenerable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Tech could provide clean water in rural india

    University of Edinburgh researchers are working on low-cost, low-energy technologies to simply and effectively treat wastewater, which could provide clean drinking water to residents in rural, remote areas of India and also stem the spread of diseases. The central material is an inexpensive, coated plastic that relies on light to create a chemical reaction. It absorbs sunlight, then activates ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Cadmium regarded as the most serious contaminant of the modern age

    Abstract Cadmium is today regarded as the most serious contaminant of the modern age. It is absorbed by many plants and seacreatures and, because of its toxicity, presents a major problem for foodstuffs. Contamination through fertilisers becomes an increasing problem. Unlike lead, cadmium contamination cannot be removed from plants by washing them; it is distributed throughout the organism. It ...


    By Valahia University

  • `South Asian monsoon variations hard to fathom`

    Understanding how the South Asian monsoon will change in response to global warming  and resolving the uncertainties in projected changes are ‘demanding tasks’ for climate science, a review says. Current state-of-the-art general circulation models have difficulty simulating the regional ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Understanding the impact of snow`s reflectance

    To help improve the accuracy of climate models, an international team involving the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has measured the reflectance of rough, snow-covered surfaces at large solar zenith angles. A crucial factor in climate models is Earth's albedo, which is the reflectance of Earth's surface: dark ground has a low albedo, reflecting little light, whereas ice and snow have a high ...

  • Study examines anaerobic digestion’s role in water, agriculture, and biofuels issues

    According to a new analysis, working on both clean water and biofuels production in tandem may reap significant environmental and economic benefits. For example, using anaerobic digestion to treat manure could prevent nutrient-runoff pollution and create a renewable energy source, according to the study by EcoEngineers and Goss & Associates. Looking at Iowa farming, the analysts estimated ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Ethylene Removal in Cold Storage: Ozone versus Potassium Permanganate

    The preservation of fruit and vegetables in cold storage is currently an indispensable fact, although the cold in itself does not resolve the problem of preservation. Ethylene is a gas that is produced naturally by vegetable tissues. It acts as a vegetable hormone and principally controls the processes of ripening and senescence. Ethylene accumulates in low concentrations in areas ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • What is an anechoic chamber and how quiet can it be?

    One of the things that we often talk about when we’re running our CPTC (Cirrus Product Training Courses) is how our hearing works and we often end up talking about how, if there’s no ambient sound, we can feel uncomfortable and can become disoriented very quickly. One of the best (or maybe the worst) places to experience this is in ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Pacific lessons on research engagement and impact

    The University of the South Pacific's massive catchment may mean less research cash, but its science helps the region, reports Anne Moorhead. The University of the South Pacific, known locally as USP, is one of just two regional universities in the world: the other is the University of theWest Indies. Serving the academic and research needs of 12 small island countries spread over ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • In situ treatment of canal sediments case study

    The Problem Rivers and waterways have traditionally been the focus of industrial construction and commerce. Throughout the world, cities have grown and flourished on the banks of major inland waterways. Additionally, major industrial development has focused on these same inland waterways. These waterways provided and continue to provide a cost effective transportation system for ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Study: Fast, effective method removes 99% of BPA from water within 30 minutes

    Carnegie Mellon University chemist foresees lowering BPA exposure around the world Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the production of many plastics, is present in many water sources around the world. In a recently published study, chemists at Carnegie Mellon University conclude that certain catalysts called TAML activators, combined with hydrogen peroxide, can break down harmful ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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