ISTC News Highlights

Carbon capture collaborations lead clean energy drive

OBrien and Killeen stand on industrial platform. OBrien is pointing up showing Killeen something. Killeen is looking up.

ISTC and ISWS Director Kevin OBrien with University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen at City, Water, Light, and Power in Springfield, Illinois.

PRI is collaborating with three Illinois power plants to implement sophisticated technologies that remove carbon from air emissions (carbon capture).

Three PRI surveys, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Illinois State Geological Survey, and Illinois State Water Survey, along with partners Kiewit Engineering Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, and Sargent & Lundy, are working to complete a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for the retrofit of the Prairie State Generating Company in Marissa, Illinois.

Could Legionnaires' bacteria lurk in idled buildings?

Jeremy OvermannMany businesses are closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and some building managers have shut off water and air conditioning to conserve resources. Unfortunately, warmth and lack of clean water flow can contribute to the growth of potentially dangerous microbes, including the bacteria that contribute to Legionnaires’ disease. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center chemist and industrial water treatment specialist Jeremy Overmann spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about the problem and potential solutions.

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