conservation of energy resources

Summary

Summary: Planned management, use, and preservation of energy resources.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Gobbling up waste to produce fuel oil
    Rebecca Renner
    Environ Sci Technol 37:389A-390A. 2003
  2. ncbi Global warming and extinctions of endemic species from biodiversity hotspots
    Jay R Malcolm
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 3B3, Canada
    Conserv Biol 20:538-48. 2006
  3. ncbi Energy biotechnology with cyanobacteria
    S Andreas Angermayr
    Molecular Microbial Physiology Group, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:257-63. 2009
  4. ncbi Ethanol for a sustainable energy future
    Jose Goldemberg
    University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Science 315:808-10. 2007
  5. ncbi Life-cycle energy production and emissions mitigation by comprehensive biogas-digestate utilization
    Shaoqing Chen
    State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, PR China
    Bioresour Technol 114:357-64. 2012
  6. ncbi Opportunities for renewable bioenergy using microorganisms
    Bruce E Rittmann
    Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, P O Box 875701, Tempe, Arizona 85287 5701, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 100:203-12. 2008
  7. ncbi Ethanol-diesel fuel blends -- a review
    Alan C Hansen
    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, 1304 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Bioresour Technol 96:277-85. 2005
  8. ncbi Biofuels and biodiversity: principles for creating better policies for biofuel production
    Martha J Groom
    Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell, WA 98011 8246, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:602-9. 2008
  9. ncbi Integrating risk assessment and life cycle assessment: a case study of insulation
    Yurika Nishioka
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 22:1003-17. 2002
  10. ncbi Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from plug-in hybrid vehicles: implications for policy
    Constantine Samaras
    Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3170-6. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Chronic respiratory effects of early life PM exposure
    Kirk Smith; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Duke Center for Geospatial Medicine (RMI)
    Marie Lynn Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Predictors of Spatial Patterns in Urban Air Pollution
    Jonathan Levy; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Age, Lead, Exposure, and Neurobehavioral Decline
    Brian Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications232 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Gobbling up waste to produce fuel oil
    Rebecca Renner
    Environ Sci Technol 37:389A-390A. 2003
  2. ncbi Global warming and extinctions of endemic species from biodiversity hotspots
    Jay R Malcolm
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 3B3, Canada
    Conserv Biol 20:538-48. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi Energy biotechnology with cyanobacteria
    S Andreas Angermayr
    Molecular Microbial Physiology Group, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:257-63. 2009
    ..This review describes this approach via the biosynthesis of fermentation end products, like alcohols and hydrogen, driven by solar energy, from water (and CO2)...
  4. ncbi Ethanol for a sustainable energy future
    Jose Goldemberg
    University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Science 315:808-10. 2007
    ..These include Brazilian sugarcane ethanol, which, after 30 years of production, is a global energy commodity that is fully competitive with motor gasoline and appropriate for replication in many countries...
  5. ncbi Life-cycle energy production and emissions mitigation by comprehensive biogas-digestate utilization
    Shaoqing Chen
    State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, PR China
    Bioresour Technol 114:357-64. 2012
    ..Regarding digestate reuse, a tradeoff between energy and environmental performance can be obtained by focusing on the substitution for top-dressing, base fertilizers, and the application to seed soaking...
  6. ncbi Opportunities for renewable bioenergy using microorganisms
    Bruce E Rittmann
    Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, P O Box 875701, Tempe, Arizona 85287 5701, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 100:203-12. 2008
    ..Algae or cyanobacteria may be the best option to produce bioenergy at rates high enough to replace a substantial fraction of our society's use of fossil fuels...
  7. ncbi Ethanol-diesel fuel blends -- a review
    Alan C Hansen
    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, 1304 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Bioresour Technol 96:277-85. 2005
    ..Further work is required in specifying acceptable fuel characteristics, confirming the long-term effects on engine durability, and ensuring safety in handling and storing ethanol-diesel blends...
  8. ncbi Biofuels and biodiversity: principles for creating better policies for biofuel production
    Martha J Groom
    Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell, WA 98011 8246, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:602-9. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi Integrating risk assessment and life cycle assessment: a case study of insulation
    Yurika Nishioka
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 22:1003-17. 2002
    ..We discuss the methodology to be used to integrate life cycle calculations, which can ultimately yield estimates that can be compared with costs to determine the influence of external costs on benefit-cost calculations...
  10. ncbi Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from plug-in hybrid vehicles: implications for policy
    Constantine Samaras
    Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3170-6. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi A technical, economic and environmental comparison of composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable municipal waste
    Jerry D Murphy
    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 41:865-79. 2006
    ..Anaerobic digestion with CH4-enriched biogas has the potential to save 1,451 kgCO2/t of biowaste treated as opposed to composting, which has the potential to save 1,190 kgCO2/t...
  12. ncbi Production of electricity from proteins using a microbial fuel cell
    Jenna Heilmann
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Water Environ Res 78:531-7. 2006
    ..A wastewater inoculum generated 33% less power than the MPW inoculum. The MFC was an effective method of wastewater treatment, demonstrated by >86% of biochemical oxygen demand and total organic carbon removal from wastewater...
  13. ncbi Modeling of urban solid waste management system: the case of Dhaka city
    M A Sufian
    Beximco Synthetics Ltd, Kabirpur, Savar, Dhaka 1344, Bangladesh
    Waste Manag 27:858-68. 2007
    ..Finally, this model can be used as a computer laboratory for urban solid waste management (USWM) policy analysis...
  14. ncbi Electricity generation and treatment of paper recycling wastewater using a microbial fuel cell
    Liping Huang
    School of Environmental and Biological Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 80:349-55. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate limitations to treatment efficiencies with actual wastewaters caused by solution conductivity compared to laboratory experiments under more optimal conditions...
  15. ncbi Towards practical implementation of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment
    René A Rozendal
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Trends Biotechnol 26:450-9. 2008
    ..Here, we identify these challenges, provide an overview of their implications for the feasibility of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment and explore the opportunities for future BESs...
  16. ncbi Quality control of waste to incineration--waste composition analysis in Lidköping, Sweden
    Cecilia Mattsson Petersen
    Department of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Dalarna University College, Borlange, Sweden
    Waste Manag Res 23:527-33. 2005
    ..2-33.9 MJ kg(-1) DM. The industrial waste consisted of 35.9% biofuels, 62.0% fossil fuels, 1.6% non-combustible and 0.5% hazardous waste. The heat value was 19.5 MJ kg(-1) DM for the biofuels and 31.4 MJ kg(-1) DM for the fossil fuels...
  17. ncbi Electricity generation from artificial wastewater using an upflow microbial fuel cell
    Zhen He
    Environmental Engineering Science Program, Department of Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:5262-7. 2005
    ..0 g COD/L/ day. Additionally, transport limitation due to insufficient substrate diffusion was shown by cyclic voltammetry (CV)...
  18. ncbi Impacts of biodiesel on pollutant emissions of a JP-8-fueled turbine engine
    Edwin Corporan
    Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels Branch, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 55:940-9. 2005
    ..In addition to the combustion results, discussion of the physical and chemical characteristics of the blended fuels obtained using standard American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel specifications methods are presented...
  19. ncbi Should we transport coal, gas, or electricity: cost, efficiency, and environmental implications
    Joule A Bergerson
    Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:5905-10. 2005
    ..For 1,000 miles and 9 gigawatts of power, a gas pipeline is cheapest, has less environmental discharges, uses less land, and is least obtrusive...
  20. ncbi Anaerobic digestion as a core technology in sustainable management of organic matter
    W Verstraete
    Laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Water Sci Technol 52:59-66. 2005
    ..There should be little doubt that by placing the focus of AD on the production of green energy and clean nutrients, the future of AD will be assured...
  21. ncbi Pilot-scale two-stage process: a combination of acidogenic hydrogenesis and methanogenesis
    S K Han
    Department of Environmental Health, Korea National Open University, 169 Dongsung dong, Jongno gu, Seoul 110 791, Korea
    Water Sci Technol 52:131-8. 2005
    ..Over 120 days, the pilot-scale process resulted in large VS reduction of 70.9% at the high loading rate of 12.5 kg VS/m3/d in a short SRT of 8 days...
  22. ncbi Full-scale application of anaerobic digestion process with partial ozonation of digested sludge
    H Yasui
    Kurita Water Industries, 3 4 7, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Water Sci Technol 52:245-52. 2005
    ..The process is suitable to apply to a low-loaded anaerobic digestion tank, where power production is used...
  23. ncbi Assessing the environmental burdens of anaerobic digestion in comparison to alternative options for managing the biodegradable fraction of municipal solid wastes
    M Haight
    School of Planning, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
    Water Sci Technol 52:553-9. 2005
    ..The major benefit occurs as a result of the electricity produced from burning the biogas and then supplying the 'green power' to the local electrical grid...
  24. ncbi Anaerobic digestion as a sustainable solution for biosolids management by the Montreal metropolitan community
    J C Frigon
    Environmental Bioengineering, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council Canada, 6100 Royalmount, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Water Sci Technol 52:561-6. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi Electricity generation from swine wastewater using microbial fuel cells
    Booki Min
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Water Res 39:4961-8. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate that animal wastewaters such as this swine wastewater can be used for power generation in MFCs while at the same time achieving wastewater treatment...
  26. ncbi Minimizing losses in bio-electrochemical systems: the road to applications
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 79:901-13. 2008
    ..In this review, these losses and constraints are discussed from an electrochemical viewpoint. Finally, an overview of potential applications and innovative research lines is given for BESs...
  27. ncbi Optimizing the use of sludge treatment facilities at municipal WWTPs
    Otto Nowak
    Department of Urban Technologies, University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum, Kapfenberg, Austria
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 41:1807-17. 2006
    ..Finally, the benefits and constraints of optimizing the use of anaerobic digesters as production plants for energy (as biogas), also by means of co-fermentation of organic wastes will be explained...
  28. ncbi Electricity generation using a baffled microbial fuel cell convenient for stacking
    Zhenglong Li
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China
    Bioresour Technol 99:1650-5. 2008
    ..The hydraulic retention time (HRT) was examined as a factor influencing the power generation. When it was 15.5h, the voltage and the power density reached the maximum 0.413 V and 108 mW/m(2)...
  29. ncbi A state of the art review on microbial fuel cells: A promising technology for wastewater treatment and bioenergy
    Zhuwei Du
    National Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, People s Republic of China
    Biotechnol Adv 25:464-82. 2007
    ..This article presents a critical review on the recent advances in MFC research with emphases on MFC configurations and performances...
  30. ncbi Full chain energy analysis of fuel ethanol from cassava in Thailand
    Thu Lan Thi Nguyen
    The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4135-42. 2007
    ..Regarding supply potentials, about 35% of the national cassava production would be used to feed approved CFE factories. A shift of cassava to ethanol fuel rather than its current use for chip/pellet products could be a probable solution...
  31. ncbi Thermodynamic analysis of the energy recovery from the aerobic bioconversion of solid urban waste organic fraction
    Francesco Di Maria
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Via G Duranti 1A 4, 06125 Perugia, Italy
    Waste Manag 28:805-12. 2008
    ..A theoretical model was proposed both for the biological process of the organic fraction, as well as for the heat recovery system. The most significant results are represented and discussed...
  32. ncbi Microbial production of hydrogen and ethanol from glycerol-containing wastes discharged from a biodiesel fuel production plant in a bioelectrochemical reactor with thionine
    Shinsuke Sakai
    Biomass Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Hiro Suehiro 2 2 2, Kure, Hiroshima 737 0197, Japan telephone 81 823 72 1943 fax 81 823 72 1943
    Biotechnol Bioeng 98:340-8. 2007
    ..6-fold increase compared to the control experiment. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2007;98: 340-348. (c) 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  33. ncbi Potential environmental benefits from increased use of bioenergy in China
    Shuyang Fan
    Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Number 9, Block 4, Renmingnan Road, Chengdu, China 610041
    Environ Manage 40:504-15. 2007
    ..It is important to recognize, however, that large increases in the use of biomass fuels also could result in socioeconomic and environmental problems such as less production of food and damage caused to natural habitats...
  34. ncbi Enhanced power from chambered benthic microbial fuel cells
    Mark E Nielsen
    Hatfield Marine Science Center and College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Newport, Oregon 97365, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7895-900. 2007
    ..The power density increased 5-fold (140 mW/m2 vs 28 mW/m2) when low-pressure check valves allowed unidirectional flow through the chamber...
  35. ncbi Producing bio-based bulk chemicals using industrial biotechnology saves energy and combats climate change
    B G Hermann
    Science, Technology and Society, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7915-21. 2007
    ..Industrial biotechnology hence offers excellent opportunities for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing dependence on fossil energy sources and therefore has the potential to make inroads into the existing chemical industry...
  36. ncbi Good enough tools for global warming policy making
    R H Socolow
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 365:897-934. 2007
    ..We also find that overshooting target levels is a bad idea. The quality of public discourse on this subject could be much enhanced if ball-park quantitative answers to these questions were more widely known...
  37. ncbi Environmental implications of municipal solid waste-derived ethanol
    Youssouf Kalogo
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 35 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A4, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 41:35-41. 2007
    ..However, landfilling with LFG recovery either for flaring or for electricity production results in greater reductions in GHG emissions compared to MSW-to-ethanol conversion...
  38. ncbi Reviving the carbohydrate economy via multi-product lignocellulose biorefineries
    Y H Percival Zhang
    Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 35:367-75. 2008
    ..g., 30%) of transportation fuels through liquid biofuels, internal combustion engines in the short term, and would provide 100% transportation fuels by sugar-hydrogen-fuel cell systems in the long term...
  39. ncbi Production of hydrogen-rich gas from methane by thermal plasma reform
    Young N Chun
    BK 21 Team for Hydrogen Production, Department of Environmental Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 57:1447-51. 2007
    ..4% H2, 5.7% CO, 13.8% CO2, and 1.1% C2H2. The H2/CO ratio was 9.7, hydrogen yield was 93.7%, and the energy conversion rate was 78.8%. Hydrogen production with catalyst was effective, compared with no catalyst...
  40. ncbi Alternative fuels scrutinised
    Sharon Kuligowski
    Dunphy Combustion
    Health Estate 62:39-41. 2008
    ..In the last few years, healthcare engineering professionals in the U.K. have started to consider seriously how to reduce carbon emissions by replacing, or supplementing, fossil fuels with biofuels...
  41. ncbi Microbial fuel cell cathodes: from bottleneck to prime opportunity?
    K Rabaey
    Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Gerhmann Building 60, Brisbane, QLD4072, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 57:655-9. 2008
    ..This paper addresses several recent developments in MFC cathode research, and demonstrates that energy generation is but an aspect of this versatile technology...
  42. ncbi Nitrilotriacetic acid degradation under microbial fuel cell environment
    Jae Kyung Jang
    Water Environment and Remediation Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 39 1, Hawolgok dong, Sungbuk Ku, Seoul 136 791, Korea
    Biotechnol Bioeng 95:772-4. 2006
    ..The oligotrophic MFCs generated current with concomitant utilization of NTA when served as the sole organic compound, suggesting that NTA is oxidized its suitability as fuel in the MFCs...
  43. ncbi Operational results of an agricultural biogas plant equipped with modern instrumentation and automation
    J Wiese
    EnerCess GmbH, Robert Bosch Str 7, 32547 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
    Water Sci Technol 57:803-8. 2008
    ..In this paper, the authors present technical details and operational results of a modern full-scale agricultural biogas plant using energy crops...
  44. ncbi Fermentative butanol production: bulk chemical and biofuel
    Peter Dürre
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, Universitat Ulm, 89069 Ulm, Germany
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1125:353-62. 2008
    ..Two major companies have already committed themselves to biobutanol production as a biofuel additive. Thus, butanol fermentation is on the rise again...
  45. ncbi Mathematical modeling of biomass fuels formation process
    Krzysztof Gaska
    Technologies and Installations for Waste Management, Silesian University of Technology, ul Konarskiego 18, 44 100 Gliwice, Poland
    Waste Manag 28:973-85. 2008
    ..This model is a datum-point in the numerical modeling of real processes, allowing a precise determination of the optimal elementary composition of formed fuels components, with assumed constraints and decision variables of the task...
  46. ncbi Alternative strategies for energy recovery from municipal solid waste Part A: Mass and energy balances
    S Consonni
    Department of Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano P zza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 20133 Milano, Italy
    Waste Manag 25:123-35. 2005
    ..The largest energy savings are achieved by combusting the MR residue "as is" in large scale plants; with cogeneration, primary energy savings can reach 2.5% of total societal energy use...
  47. ncbi Thermal exploitation of wastes with lignite for energy production
    Panagiotis Grammelis
    Institute for Solid Fuels Technology and Applications, Ptolemais, Greece
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 53:1301-11. 2003
    ..Therefore, wastewood co-combustion with lignite can be realized, provided that the fuel handling and preparation can be practically performed in large-scale installations...
  48. ncbi Continuous electricity generation from domestic wastewater and organic substrates in a flat plate microbial fuel cell
    Booki Min
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:5809-14. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate the versatility of power generation in a MFC with a variety of organic substrates and show that power can be generated at a high rate in a continuous flow reactor system...
  49. ncbi Electricity generation using an air-cathode single chamber microbial fuel cell in the presence and absence of a proton exchange membrane
    Hong Liu
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The Penn State Hydrogen Energy H2E Center, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:4040-6. 2004
    ..A cost-effective approach to achieving power densities in this range will likely require systems that do not contain a polymeric PEM in the MFC and systems based on direct oxygen transfer to a carbon cathode...
  50. pmc Chicken electronics: a technology plucked from waste
    Lance Frazer
    Environ Health Perspect 112:A564-7. 2004
  51. ncbi Extracting hydrogen and electricity from renewable resources
    Bruce E Logan
    The Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:160A-167A. 2004
  52. ncbi Anaerobic digestion and methane generation potential of rose residue in batch reactors
    Ismail Tosun
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 39:915-25. 2004
    ..Methane production results were analyzed with first-order and Chen&Hashimoto's models, and Chen&-Hashimoto's model was found to be more suitable than first-order kinetic model...
  53. ncbi Production of electricity during wastewater treatment using a single chamber microbial fuel cell
    Hong Liu
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Penn State Hydrogen Energy, H2E Center, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:2281-5. 2004
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  54. ncbi Thermal efficiency and environmental performances of a biogas-diesel stationary engine
    A Bilcan
    Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Departement Systèmes Energétiques et Environnement, La Chantrerie, 4, Rue Alfred Kastler, BP 20722 44070, Nantes, Cedex 3, France
    Environ Technol 24:1165-73. 2003
    ..Based on exhausts gas temperature, the activation energy and the pre-exponential factor of an Arrhenius law were then proposed, resulting in a simpler mean to predict NOx...
  55. ncbi Recycling of spent nickel-cadmium batteries based on bioleaching process
    Nanwen Zhu
    College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
    Waste Manag 23:703-8. 2003
    ....
  56. ncbi Renewable energy for the aeration of wastewater ponds
    I Hobus
    Institute of Environmental Engineering, Department of Sanitary Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Water Sci Technol 48:365-72. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi Biosolids--a fuel or a waste? An integrated appraisal of five co-combustion scenarios with policy analysis
    Elise Cartmell
    Sustainable Systems Department, School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 OAL, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 40:649-58. 2006
    ..Incongruities within current energy and waste management policy are discussed and conclusions for improved understanding are drawn...
  58. ncbi A unique microbial fuel cell
    Barbara Booth
    Environ Sci Technol 39:191A-192A. 2005
  59. ncbi [Biological wastewater treatment and simultaneous generating electricity from organic wastewater by microbial fuel cell]
    Shi jie You
    School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
    Huan Jing Ke Xue 27:1786-90. 2006
    ....
  60. ncbi Assessment of the environmental impact of management measures for the biodegradable fraction of municipal solid waste in São Paulo City
    Mara Regina Mendes
    Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8656, Japan
    Waste Manag 23:403-9. 2003
    ..Regarding composting, the application of a biofilter for gas treatment reduced significantly the gaseous emissions...
  61. ncbi SynGas production from organic waste using non-thermal-pulsed discharge
    Young N Chun
    Division of Environmental Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 55:430-6. 2005
    ..645, CH4 = 0.081, C2H2 = 0.067, C3H6 = 0.049, CO = 0.008 and C2H4 = 0.004. The ratio of hydrogen to the other intermediates in the SynGas (H2/ITMs) was 3.1...
  62. ncbi Greenhouse gas production in wastewater treatment: process selection is the major factor
    J Keller
    Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 47:43-8. 2003
    ..Preliminary cost estimates confirm that the largely anaerobic process option is a fully competitive alternative to the mainly aerobic processes used, while achieving the same effluent quality...
  63. ncbi Emissions and energy efficiency assessment of baseload wind energy systems
    Paul Denholm
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:1903-11. 2005
    ..Life-cycle emission rates of NOx and SO2 are also significantly lower than fossil-based systems...
  64. ncbi Cogeneration from thermal treatment of selected municipal solid wastes. A stoichiometric model building for the case study on Palermo
    F Lo Mastro
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
    Waste Manag 24:309-17. 2004
    ..Results show that the thermal treatment of selected MSW, associated with a cogenerative recovery of energy, represents a relevant sustainable strategy of waste valorization as an alternative to fossil fuels...
  65. ncbi Microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment
    P Aelterman
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Water Sci Technol 54:9-15. 2006
    ..Overall, the MFC technology still faces major challenges, particularly in terms of chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency...
  66. ncbi A novel impeller configuration to improve fungal physiology performance and energy conservation for cephalosporin C production
    Yiming Yang
    State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, PR China
    J Biotechnol 161:250-6. 2012
    ..Power consumption was dramatically decreased by 25% by using novel impeller configuration...
  67. ncbi Chaotic phenomenon and the maximum predictable time scale of observation series of urban hourly water consumption
    Jing qing Liu
    Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
    J Zhejiang Univ Sci 5:1053-9. 2004
    ..These findings could have significant practical application for better prediction of urban hourly water consumption...
  68. ncbi A multi-criteria ranking of different technologies for the anaerobic digestion for energy recovery of the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes
    A Karagiannidis
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Box 483, GR 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Bioresour Technol 100:2355-60. 2009
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  69. ncbi Materials towards carbon-free, emission-free and oil-free mobility: hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles--now and in the future
    Katsuhiko Hirose
    Toyota Motor Corporation, Fuel Cell Development Group, 1 Toyota, Toyota, Aichi, Japan
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 368:3365-77. 2010
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  70. ncbi Solid recovered fuels in the steel industry
    Werner L Kepplinger
    Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Institute of Process Engineering and Environmental Protection, Leoben, Austria
    Waste Manag Res 30:450-3. 2012
    ..In the present article various solid recovered fuels and their applications in the metallurgical industry are detailed...
  71. ncbi [Critical tidal level for forestation with hypocotyls of Rhizophora stylosa Griff along Guangxi coast of China]
    Bin Yuan He
    Guangxi Mangrove Research Center, Beihai 536007, Guangxi, China
    Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 18:1702-8. 2007
    ..It was proposed that the local mean sea level could be adopted as the critical tidal level for the forestation with hypocotyls of R. stylosa along the Guangxi coast...
  72. ncbi Least-desired index for assessing the effectiveness of grass riparian filter strips in improving water quality in an agricultural region
    Ely Kosnicki
    Enns Entomology Museum, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:713-24. 2007
    ..An argument for the use of chironomid based metrics in low gradient agricultural streams is presented...
  73. pmc ZERO: probabilistic routing for deploy and forget Wireless Sensor Networks
    Xavier Vilajosana
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Rambla Poblenou 156 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    Sensors (Basel) 10:8920-37. 2010
    ..To cope with this "hot spot" problem we propose ZERO a combined approach at Network and Link layers to increase network lifespan while conserving reliability levels by means of probabilistic load balancing techniques...
  74. pmc Modeling and analysis of energy conservation scheme based on duty cycling in wireless ad hoc sensor network
    Yun Won Chung
    School of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University, 511 Sangdo Dong, Dongjak Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Sensors (Basel) 10:5569-89. 2010
    ..The analytical methodology developed in this paper can be extended to other energy conservation schemes based on duty cycling with different sensor node states, without much difficulty...
  75. ncbi Litre-scale microbial fuel cells operated in a complete loop
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 83:241-7. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, the bio-cathode activity still needs to be improved significantly with a factor 10-50 in order achieve desirable current densities of 1,000 A m(-3) MFC...
  76. ncbi Pulse current enhanced electrodialytic soil remediation--comparison of different pulse frequencies
    Tian R Sun
    Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
    J Hazard Mater 237:299-306. 2012
    ..Substitution of the cation exchange membrane with filter paper resulted in a dramatic decrease in energy consumption, but this change impeded the acidification process and thus the removal of heavy metals decreased significantly...
  77. ncbi Production of dimethylfuran for liquid fuels from biomass-derived carbohydrates
    Yuriy Román-Leshkov
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Nature 447:982-5. 2007
    ..This catalytic strategy creates a route for transforming abundant renewable biomass resources into a liquid fuel suitable for the transportation sector, and may diminish our reliance on petroleum...
  78. ncbi Assessing global resource utilization efficiency in the industrial sector
    Marc A Rosen
    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1H 7K4
    Sci Total Environ 461:804-7. 2013
    ..A larger margin for improvement exists from an exergy perspective, compared to the overly optimistic margin indicated by energy. ..
  79. ncbi Evaluation energy efficiency of bioconversion knot rejects to ethanol in comparison to other thermochemically pretreated biomass
    Zhaojiang Wang
    Key Laboratory of Paper Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Shandong Polytechnic University, Jinan 250353, China
    Bioresour Technol 130:783-8. 2013
    ..In this context, energy efficiency up to 717.7% was achieved for rejects, much higher than that of SPORL sample (283.7%) and DA sample (152.8%)...
  80. ncbi Please turn off the lights: the effectiveness of visual prompts
    Reuven Sussman
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada
    Appl Ergon 43:596-603. 2012
    ..Compared to previous research, the current study used an improved methodology with a larger number of study sites. This study demonstrated that a simple, well-designed sign can effectively encourage energy conservation...
  81. ncbi Engineering algae for biohydrogen and biofuel production
    Laura L Beer
    Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:264-71. 2009
    ..Collectively, the progress that has been realized in these areas is rapidly advancing our ability to genetically optimize the production of targeted biofuels...
  82. ncbi Accommodating species identification errors in transect surveys
    Paul B Conn
    National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98115, USA
    Ecology 94:2607-18. 2013
    ..Our results support using double-observer sampling protocols that guard against species misclassification (i.e., by recording uncertain observations as "unknown")...
  83. ncbi Hydrogen: the future energy carrier
    Andreas Züttel
    EMPA Materials Sciences and Technology, Department of Environment, Energy and Mobility, Division of Hydrogen and Energy, CH 8600 Dubendorf, Switzerland
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 368:3329-42. 2010
    ..They are CO2 neutral and stored like fossil fuels. Conventional combustion engines and turbines can be used in order to convert the stored energy into work and heat...
  84. ncbi A two-population bio-electrochemical model of a microbial fuel cell
    R P Pinto
    Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council, 6100 Royalmount Ave, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Bioresour Technol 101:5256-65. 2010
    ..Model analysis demonstrates the influence of operating conditions on MFC performance and suggests ways to maximize MFC power output. The model is suitable both for process optimization and on-line control applications...
  85. ncbi Simultaneous sewage treatment and electricity generation in membrane-less microbial fuel cell
    M M Ghangrekar
    Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
    Water Sci Technol 58:37-43. 2008
    ..Maximum power density of 6.73 mW/m(2) (13.65 mW/m(3)) and maximum current density of 70.74 mA/m(2) was obtained in this membrane-less MFC with successful organic matter removal from wastewater...
  86. ncbi Municipal solid waste (MSW) as a renewable source of energy: current and future practices in China
    Hefa Cheng
    State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, PR China
    Bioresour Technol 101:3816-24. 2010
    ....
  87. ncbi Environmentally friendly gamma-MnO2 hexagon-based nanoarchitectures: structural understanding and their energy-saving applications
    Changzheng Wu
    Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, PR China
    Chemistry 15:492-500. 2009
    ....
  88. ncbi Wind energy and Turkey
    Aynur Aydın Coşkun
    Department of Forest Law, Faculty of Foresetry, Istanbul University, 34473 Bahcekoy, Istanbul, Turkey
    Environ Monit Assess 184:1265-73. 2012
    ..This study examines the way in which Turkey has developed support for wind power, presents a SWOT analysis of the wind power sector in Turkey and a projection was made for the concrete success expected to be accomplished in the future...
  89. ncbi Estimating net primary production of Swedish forest landscapes by combining mechanistic modeling and remote sensing
    Torbern Tagesson
    Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, Lund University, Sweden
    Ambio 38:316-24. 2009
    ....
  90. ncbi Modular tubular microbial fuel cells for energy recovery during sucrose wastewater treatment at low organic loading rate
    Jung Rae Kim
    Sustainable Environment Research Centre, Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, CF37 1DL, UK
    Bioresour Technol 101:1190-8. 2010
    ..This modular tubular design can reproducibly distribute bioprocesses between successive modules and could be scalable, acting as a polishing stage while reducing energy requirements in wastewater treatment...
  91. ncbi Solar energy demand (SED) of commodity life cycles
    Benedetto Rugani
    Department of Chemistry, University of Siena, Via Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Environ Sci Technol 45:5426-33. 2011
    ....
  92. ncbi Energy life cycle assessment of rice straw bio-energy derived from potential gasification technologies
    Je Lueng Shie
    Department of Environmental Engineering, National I Lan University, 1, Sec 1, Shen Lung Road, I Lan 26041, Taiwan
    Bioresour Technol 102:6735-41. 2011
    ..On-site briquetting of refused-derived fuel (RDF) provides an alternative means of reducing transportation energy requirements. Bio-energy sources, such as waste rice straw, provide an ideal material for the bio-fuel plant...
  93. ncbi Comparison of PM emissions from a commercial jet engine burning conventional, biomass, and Fischer-Tropsch fuels
    Prem Lobo
    Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri 65409, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 45:10744-9. 2011
    ....
  94. ncbi Opting for new central plant
    Donald Glynn
    Royal Brisbane Hospital
    Health Estate 56:27-32. 2002
    ..The review was prepared by Donald Glynn, energy manager/plant operations, Royal Brisbane Hospital...
  95. ncbi Bright ideas
    Karen Sandrick
    Health Facil Manage 15:12-6. 2002
  96. ncbi Canada boosts spending on science
    David Spurgeon
    Nature 421:880. 2003
  97. ncbi Life cycle assessment of automobile/fuel options
    Heather L MacLean
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 35 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A4
    Environ Sci Technol 37:5445-52. 2003
    ..The principles of green design developed by Anastas and Zimmerman (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2003, 37, 94A-101A) and the use of a life cycle approach provide insights on the key sustainability issues associated with the various options...
  98. ncbi Community concepts
    Thomas Yeung
    Health Estate 58:50-1. 2004
    ..This team offers an integrated approach to clean community-based energy generation, energy management, waste and water management, sustainable transport, and sustainable buildings/communities...
  99. ncbi Eliminating non-renewable CO2 emissions from sewage treatment: an anaerobic migrating bed reactor pilot plant study
    Ken Hartley
    Ken Hartley Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia
    Biotechnol Bioeng 95:384-98. 2006
    ..An AMBR operating at ambient temperature can achieve up to 70% conversion of sewage COD to methane, depending on SRT and temperature...
  100. ncbi Making the case. Selling energy management initiatives to executives
    Jennifer Kearney
    NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, USA
    Health Facil Manage 19:27-30. 2006
  101. ncbi Healthy heating
    Lynne Phair
    Crawley Primary Care Trust
    Nurs Older People 16:10-2. 2004

Research Grants4

  1. Chronic respiratory effects of early life PM exposure
    Kirk Smith; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. Duke Center for Geospatial Medicine (RMI)
    Marie Lynn Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Using neural tube defects as a prototype health endpoint, we will develop a generalized framework for applying these methods to a wide variety of health endpoints, including autism, asthma, ADHD, and obesity. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. Predictors of Spatial Patterns in Urban Air Pollution
    Jonathan Levy; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  4. Age, Lead, Exposure, and Neurobehavioral Decline
    Brian Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2007
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