Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers won an R&D Magazine R&D 100 award this month for their Bioenergy Technologies Office-funded invention of a new class of membranes that could help reduce the price of bio-ethanol, ethanol-gasoline blend fuels, and drop-in fuels from bio-oil processing. The super-hydro-tunable HiPAS membranes act as an energy-efficient alternative to the distillation process by using a superhydrophobic or superhydrophillic surface to separate molecules. Read more in ORNL’s press release.
Flottweg Breaks Ground on Laboratory - Testing Area Expansion
Flottweg, a leading manufacturer of centrifuges, belt presses and separators for solid-liquid separation, announced today it has broken ground on construction of a 1,700-square-foot laboratory and testing area expansion. Once construction is complete, the addition will include an expanded laboratory, upgraded testing equipment, and a high-speed balancing bunker. The laboratory expansion will include the latest instrumentation for testing separation feasibility on customer samples. Upon completion of these...
Learn more about water well rehabilitation in just-published book from NGWA Press
Authored by long-time industry professionals Thomas M. Hanna, PG, Michael J. Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, and John H. Schnieders, Ph.D., CPC, it details how to understand various factors and how they impact well operation and maintenance. Through research, field work, and laboratory work, they have developed a method for assessing the information and assigning a value to the well in regard to its health. The authors bring a wealth of knowledge to the topic. John Schnieders, author of the 2003 book Chemical Cleaning,...
Baling technology strengthens National Nuclear Laboratory’s waste reduction programme
The world’s leading nuclear research organisation National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has strengthened its waste reduction programme with investment in a heavy duty waste baler. NNL is globally renowned for its nuclear research, technical development, reactor operations support, and the provision of decommissioning expertise for facilities throughout the UK. But keen to advance its environmental stance and improve the efficiency of NNL’s hazardous waste management, the organisation has procured new...
Specac and rubber analysis applications
Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the `crumb rubber` on the surface, telling the BBC: `Lewis would be training on this stuff once or twice a week for four or five years, and he would come back telling me how he swallowed a lot of it, how it got into his eyes, and in cuts and grazes.`” ATR...
TODAY: EPA’s 2015 Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor Spotlights Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Today, Tuesday, October 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host the third Vehicle Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor, Mich. The event will highlight advanced technology to increase fuel efficiency and reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions from heavy duty trucks. EPA will also give out the annual SmartWay awards to top-performing partners for cutting the carbon footprints of their freight supply chains. WHEN:Tuesday, October 1312:15 p.m. - Press tour of laboratory ** Please arrive early, and no...