Navigation Links
Wayne State receives grant to reduce emissions of toxins by power plants into Great Lakes
Date:8/23/2013

DETROIT A team of Wayne State University researchers are working on a technology that could quickly and significantly reduce the emission of mercury and other toxic substances by power plants into the Great Lakes basin.

Carol Miller, Ph.D., P.E., professor of civil and environmental engineering at Wayne State University's College of Engineering, and co-Director of the Urban Watershed Environmental Research Group (UWERG) at WSU, recently received a two-year, $557,000 grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for the project, titled "Real-Time Energy Impact Monitors for Residential, Industrial and Policy Use."

Her team will refine, test and market a novel technology that interacts with power grids to precisely estimate the emissions associated with current power uses and signals when cleaner forms of energy are available. That technology, Locational Emissions Estimation Methodology (LEEM), was pioneered in a project previously supported by the fund.

LEEM gleans information from independent system operators, which operate regional power grids, to determine in real time the fuel sources (such as coal, natural gas, nuclear power and wind) used to generate electricity and the emissions from those sources, and then provides users the ability to reduce emissions by changing the timing of their electricity use.

"No matter where you are or what time of day, this technology will be able to tell you the marginal emissions associated with electricity use for car battery recharging, dishwasher use, clothes dryer cycling and other common activities," Miller said. "That's important for consumers to know, because energy use and damaging emissions are not directly related. Without the information regarding real-time emissions, you might make decisions to reduce energy use at certain times in hopes of reducing polluting emissions, while actually shifting your use to a time where the emissions are more detrimental to the environment."


'/>"/>
Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Wayne State University researchers program targets safer river fishing, anglers health
2. Wayne State researchers working to improve genetic analysis, disorder detection
3. Wayne State receives $2.8 million grant from US Administration for Children and Families
4. New book on physics principles by Wayne State professor explains life as we know it
5. High-strength material advancements at Wayne State University may lead to new, life-saving steel
6. Cancer risk for African-American women with benign breast disease factors Wayne State finds
7. Wayne State University researchers techniques enable more, faster testing of biological liquids
8. Wayne State study shows airborne dust in urban areas impacts lead levels in children
9. Wayne State vision restoration technology receives Notice of Allowance for US patent app
10. Wayne State University startup, Advaita, to participate in new Michigan I-Corps program
11. Wayne State welcomes undergraduates from around the US for physics research experience
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal ... pinpoints fine-scale differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across ... immigrants first arrived more than four hundred years ago, ... meeting place for peoples from different continents. This study illuminates ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 16, 2014 Valencell, a ... its PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders such as ... accurate, clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These products will ... in Las Vegas . ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition of the ... their offering. One major trend emerging ... systems. Multimodal biometric systems utilize more than one characteristic ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... Worried about her high fever and severe abdominal pain, ... emergency department of Nationwide Children,s Hospital. Physicians there found ... and blood work, confirmed the parents, worst fear: their ... that involves the adrenal glands. Several years ...
... created a robotic fish that can move from swimming ... using a sophisticated, ribbon-like fin. The robot -- ... black ghost knifefish -- could pave the way for ... long-term monitoring of coral reefs. Led by Malcolm ...
... Today,s most common cultivated strawberry, the familiar Fragaria x ... from a chance hybridization of two wild strawberry species in ... unique characteristics of both species, including the larger, firmer fruit ... aromatic fruit of F. virginiana . The fact that ...
Cached Biology News:OSC, Nationwide Children's use supercomputers to speed diagnoses 2OSC, Nationwide Children's use supercomputers to speed diagnoses 3Robotic ghost knifefish is born 2Robotic ghost knifefish is born 3New research expands genetic base of cultivated strawberry 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Transwestern | RBJ today announces ... of office space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, at ... Transwestern | RBJ,s Robert Richards , president, and ... lease for the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden Ave. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Protocol Networks brings independent ... team of brand-neutral, independent consultants, Protocol Networks has recently ... that over the years, his company has attracted several ... of Plainfield, as well as others. With the success ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader in biomechanics software ... a new partner. STT-Systems has developed an impressive ... with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D scanning, and industrial ... unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the world. With no ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Selexis SA, a ... Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery to ... Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data ... de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Protocol Networks Brings Independent Technology Consulting to the Constitution State 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2
... S.C., May 18 Charleston Laboratories, Inc., ... reducing opioid-induced nausea and vomiting (OINV) in ... the Exploratory Bioequivalence Study on CL-108, Charleston ... promising data on our immediate-release low-dose antiemetic," ...
... Laboratories, which specializes in pain management, forensics, ... newly created pharmaceutical testing division will be ... AIT Laboratories announced that the division will ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/DE18644LOGO )"AIT Bioscience will ...
... May 18 ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ... National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Annual Gala for ... to market for a rare and devastating disorder -- ... genetic disorder caused by a deficiency of C1 inhibitor, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Charleston Laboratories, Inc. Completes Exploratory Bioequivalence Study of CL-108 2AIT Laboratories Announces Name, Brand Identity for New Division 2AIT Laboratories Announces Name, Brand Identity for New Division 3ViroPharma Incorporated Honored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders 2ViroPharma Incorporated Honored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders 3ViroPharma Incorporated Honored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders 4ViroPharma Incorporated Honored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders 5
... against a partial recombinant NFKBIB. ... a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. ... Accession: BC015528 Protein ... 604495, GeneID: 4793 ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant CRKRS. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = CRKRS...
... BD PhosFlow Perm/Wash Buffer I can be ... signaling proteins to permeabilize cells and to ... wash buffer. Because saponin-mediated cell permeabilization is ... keep the cells in the presence of ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant PREB. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 10113...
Biology Products: