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Aquapod© water treatment studied for water conservation at power plants

power plant water conservation

A low-energy water treatment system developed at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) has been selected for development by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an improved technology for water conservation in power plants. ISTC will evaluate scaling up the patented technology for use at power plants where it is estimated to double to quadruple water recovery.


Emerging Contaminants Conference announced for June 5-6 on U of I campus

Emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment will be the focus of the June 5-6, 2018 conference on the University of Illinois campus. Along with ISTC, organizers will be Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.


22 named winners of Illinois Sustainability Awards

2017 ISA award ceremony

From global corporations to small specialized businesses, sustainability champions gathered Oct. 24 in Chicago to share their achievements as winners of the Illinois Sustainability Awards for 2017. University of Illinois alums were among the winners.


DOE backs public-private partnership to put CO2 to work producing animal feed

algae growing reactor

Prairie Research Institute researchers are embarking on an effort to give troublesome carbon dioxide gas more of what it currently lacks -- value -- by demonstrating its feasibility for producing animal feed.


Researchers identify a cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

workshop planned on plastic recycling

Common bacteria and a precious metal form the latest strategy by ISTC Senior Researcher B. K. Sharma to move biofuels into the mainstream of liquid fuels. He and collaborators at the University of Birmingham in England have produced a bio-catalyst for removing nitrogen and oxygen contaminants from biocrude.


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