Wastewater is becoming one of the world’s greatest sustainable resources
Water reuse is becoming increasingly important for modern societies. Especially those based in arid regions. Examples include well-known sites such as Water Factory 21 in California’s Orange County Water District and the NEWater project in Singapore. Scientists and engineers are increasingly concerned about emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent. Read More
The rising price of petroleum and increasing concerns about the environmental impact of chemical cleaners and strippers has sparked an interest in biobased solvents. Methyl soyate, a methyl ester derived from soybean oil, is the key ingredient in an eco-friendly mix. This low-cost, readily biodegradable alternative could replace some of the 460 million pounds of traditional chlorinated and petroleum solvents. Read More
A recently published paper in Science today details how to create regenerating plastic objects that can self-repair damage that stretches more than an inch across. An object can be damaged over and over and still repair itself without seriously compromising its strength.