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Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

... effect of bromide associated with Marcellus Shale gas produced water, and sulfate from acid mine ... sand into major shale formations to help natural gas flow up a well, will need millions of gallons of ... understand the water quality impacts from shale gas production in Pennsylvania represents a ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

... to surround the streaming liquid with pressurized gas to make a co-flowing liquid sheath. By adjusting gas and liquid pressure and other parameters, he was ... the physical aperture of the tube. In effect, the gas sheath acts to focus the liquid stream. Spence ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... process captures and compresses the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuel power ... sorbent designed to remove CO2 from flue gas and other gas streams. (Jointly with Sud-Chemie, Louisville, ...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... its catalogue. World Solid-State, Fiber, gas and Dye Lasers Market ... the worldwide markets for Solid-State, Fiber, gas and Dye Lasers in US$ Millions. Analytics for ... Types: Solid-State Lasers, Fiber Lasers, gas Lasers, and Dye Lasers. Further, the global ...

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

... accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations. They ... cities to voluntarily disclose greenhouse gas emissions and other information related to ... anticipates that "efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from government operations will save ...

One sponge-like material, three different applications

... chemical process that removes sulfur from natural gas and refined petroleum products, such as gasoline ... report of chalcogels being used for catalysis and gas separation. "I was surprised at the impressive ... sponge, the chalcogel also is very effective at gas separation. The researchers showed that the ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009

... that their manufacture increases greenhouse gas emissions as it involves higher consumption of ... wood sleepers. Crawford studied the greenhouse gas emissions of wooden and reinforced concrete ... ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Greenhouse gas Emissions Embodied in Reinforced Concrete and ...

Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated

... source of CH4 in the U.S. Additionally, landfill gas contains numerous non-methane hydrocarbons that ... or global CH4 emissions from landfills. Landfill gas that is not collected passes through landfill ... Climate Change guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories. Currently, for regulatory purposes ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... the Prostate Reversing Time to Spot Cracks in gas Pipes Laser Makes Big Bangs Underwater ... particles are microbubbles composed of pockets of gas encapsulated by thin membranes that are coated ... These pulses create tiny bubbles out of dissolved gas in prostate tissue. As the bubbles violently ...

Fire is important part of global climate change, report scientists

... in emissions of carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that raises global temperature. The work is ... is the most important and well-studied greenhouse gas that is emitted by burning plants. Other ... caused by fires are increases in the greenhouse gas methane, increased aerosol particulates from ...

Better living through chemistry

... "Near mud volcanoes, we saw thick plumes of gas bubbles ejected from boiling mud pots that are ... those found in Yellowstone National Park. These gas plumes, consisting mainly of methane, extended ... environments are characterized by releases of gas and oil that are known to provide food and energy ...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a unique approach for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen

... place. In fact, it is the generation of oxygen gas by the formation of a bond between two oxygen ... the water solution is heated to 100?C hydrogen gas is released from the complex a potential source ... to light at room temperature, not only was oxygen gas produced, but the metal complex also reverted ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 1, 2009

... ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New gas storage material: One ounce has surface area of ... Chemistry Research In a step toward using gas hydrates as a future energy source, researchers ... range for maximizing production of natural gas from the icy hydrate material. Their study ...

Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez

... the Arctic's rich resources especially oil and gas development. Oil spills can be devastating to ... be deemed permanently off-limits to oil and gas development. Such "no-go zones" should be based ... seafood is caught in the United States. Oil and gas development in the bay is estimated to bring in ...

Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other materials

... that may one day save trees, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shrink landfills. The faux ... burial. As they degrade, they release methane gas that can be captured and burned for energy ... climate change, Criddle said, noting that methane gas from landfills and other sources is a powerful ...

Engineer devises ways to improve gas mileage

... Last summer, it was very expensive to fill up a gas tank when the gasoline price hit close to four ... imports but also is a source of greenhouse gas emissions that will impact adverse change in ... in fuel conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions," said Agarwal, one of the most ...

New greenhouse gas identified

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A gas used for fumigation has the potential to ... . The researchers have measured the levels of the gas in the atmosphere, and determined its emissions ... the new work, nobody knew accurately how long the gas would last in the atmosphere after it leaked out ...

Termite killer lingers as a potent greenhouse gas

... Sulfuryl fluoride (SO 2 F 2 ), a gas commonly used to rid buildings of termites and other pests, is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere about 36 years, ... The team found that the concentration of the gas rose at a rate of 4 to 6 percent per year between ...

Iowa State researchers developing clean, renewable energy for ethanol industry

... Both technologies will use the synthesis gas a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen ... will be designed to convert the synthesis gas directly into ethanol. The project is ... oxygen to gasify biomass and produce a medium Btu gas (called synthesis gas) that a new catalyst can ...

Study critiques corn-for-ethanol's carbon footprint

... is an inefficient and expensive greenhouse gas mitigation policy that should not be encouraged ... currently a cheaper and more efficient greenhouse gas policy for taxpayers than corn-ethanol ... reduces atmospheric releases of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide because the CO2 emitted when the ...

Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds

... in average global temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions could cause significant problems in ... ratified, calls for "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that ... a few years ago. The current path of greenhouse gas emissions is likely to lead to a change in ...

Marine scientists to assess environment before offshore drilling begins in US arctic waters

... flora, fauna and chemistry are related to oil and gas activities or climate change and natural ... the area that would be most impacted by oil and gas production, MMS obviously prefers to focus on ... in the ecosystem as a result of future oil and gas activity. The team will work closely with ...

Ancient geologic escape hatches mistaken for tube worms

... elements maps demonstrated that not only methane gas bubbles were being expelled but that solid ... are even more so. The fact that methane gas can escape from a thick shale seafloor may ... In addition, there are vast volumes of methane gas naturally trapped beneath the seafloor in the ...

Microbot motors fit to swim human arteries

... force most commonly used to trigger-start a gas stove, to produce microbot motors just 250 ... is most commonly found in quartz watches and gas stoves. It is based on the ability of some ... response to mechanical stress. In the case of a gas stove, the ignition switch on a stove triggers a ...

Stanford launches $100 million initiative to tackle energy issues

... and/or CEO positions at Hamilton Oil Co.; Tejas gas Corporation, subsequently a Shell Oil Co. ... by campaign contributions. "If the real cost of gas were included in our marketfor example, ... projects to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy. GCEP's research ...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

... the Biscayne aquifer; a possible emerging natural gas play in the Appalachian Basin; and banded iron ... the western margin of the Colorado Plateau. CO2 gas quantities released are quite large, including ... that the organic-rich shale, an emerging natural gas play in the Appalachian Basin, carries the ...

Particulate emission from natural gas burning home appliances

... the particulate matter produced by natural gas domestic burners to assess risk of exposure to ... "Emission of Ultrafine Particles from Natural gas Domestic Burners," they conclude that while these ... consequences associated with common place natural gas burners found in many homes," according to ...

Water in the early universe

... vapour is thought to exist in clouds of dust and gas that feed the supermassive black hole at the ... MG J0414+0534 it is the first time such a dense gas component has been observed in the early Universe ... Typically, they are thought to arise in the hot gas and dust closely orbiting a supermassive black ...

USGS Science Picks

... and about recent estimates of large deposits of gas hydrates on Alaska's North Slope. Discover the ... Climate Provides Clues to Future Changes gas Hydrates on Alaska's North Slope: Large Deposit of Natural gas Man-Made Chemicals Found in Drinking Water at ...

Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns

... methane emissions. As a consequence, greenhouse gas emissions can potentially become a limiting ... and technologies are needed to mitigate pollutant gas emissions. Oil spray has been used as a ... little is known about its effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists at Purdue University ...

Managing carbon loss

... changes as well as nitrous oxide and methane gas emissions from corn stover-ethanol field plots ... augmentation practices. In addition to the gas emissions measured in the field, other carbon ... benefit, both in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, and from the established ...

December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... objective in the Mediterranean Sea due to major gas discoveries in its channel complexes offshore ... in this borehole are decreasing by ~0.1 C/day. gas collected from the fumaroles and boreholes is ... The chemical and isotopic composition of the gas show that it is not associated with volcanic ...

Jupiter's shrinking red spot

... the possible ways of reducing future greenhouse gas emissions, one of the most immediately feasible ... "sequestration," which involves compressing the gas into a liquid and piping it deep underground ... is to play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the process needs to be deployed on a ...

Montana State partnership receives $66.9M for carbon sequestration

... Sky partnership's region -- in depleted oil and gas fields and saline aquifers -- could store more ... meet growing energy demand and reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The $66.9 million from the ... Company, which is building a helium and natural gas processing plant near the injection site. ...

PNNL leadership in carbon sequestration featured at international conference

... of the 9th International Conference on Greenhouse gas Technologies. He is one of nearly a dozen ... new findings and insights to the greenhouse gas and carbon management challenge. Edmonds is a ... and Storage Technologies in Reducing Greenhouse gas Emission from this Potential New Industry," Jim ...

MIT: A quicker, easier way to make coal cleaner

... plants down to emissions levels of natural gas power plants," said Ashleigh Hildebrand, a ... at the 9th International Conference on Greenhouse gas Control Technologies in Washington, DC. Her ... quickly enough, and expanded reliance on natural gas raises price and energy-security concerns. Coal, ...

Nanoparticles in the home: More and smaller than previously detected

... conducted a series of 150 experiments using gas and electric stoves and electric toaster ovens to ... of all the particles produced by the electric and gas stovetop burners/coils. The gas and electric ovens and the toaster oven produced ...

Urea tanks on diesel trucks -- that's the law in the United States starting in 2010

... breaks the NOx down to harmless nitrogen (N) gas and water vapor. The exhaust is no longer a ... DEF Keith Stokes says that delivering urea to gas stations should not be a problem. "Although the United States has more than 30,000 gas stations, only 2,200 of them supply 97% of the ...

Methane gas levels begin to increase again

... which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led ... by wetlands, rice paddies, cattle, and the gas and coal industries, and is destroyed by reaction ... methane is 25 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, the situation will require ...

Major source of radon exposure overlooked at former Ohio uranium-processing plant

... being exposed to three times more harmful radon gas than workers on other shifts, according to the UC ... air movement and less dispersion of radon gas during the night. Pinney and Richard Hornung, ... more than 30 years the K-65 silos emitted radon gas into the plant's atmosphere. ...
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