Tag: environment

Drinking water: make mine unleaded, says UMR chemist

Posted by on May 10, 2006

The use of monochloramine to disinfect drinking water can cause harmful levels of lead in the water, says a University of Missouri-Rolla chemist. His research will be published in the May 15 issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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UMR signs agreement with Tongji University in China

Posted by on May 2, 2006

The University of Missouri-Rolla agreed April 21 to establish a program of academic cooperation and educational exchange in the environmental discipline with Tongji University, which was founded in 1908 in the People’s Republic of China.

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‘Green’ degree paying off for UMR graduate

Posted by on April 18, 2006

Leonor Valdez-Sanchez, the state’s first environmental engineering graduate, is enjoying life outside the classroom.

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UMR student receives Judge’s Choice Award at design competition

Posted by on April 17, 2006

Ryan Sitzes of Jackson, Mo., a junior in environmental engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, won a Judge’s Choice Award for special effort, perseverance, determination and courage in a design contest hosted by WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development at New Mexico State University April 2-6.

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UMR study tackles pollution prevention at power plants

Posted by on April 6, 2006

America’s desire for cheap electricity, generated by the nation’s coal-fired power plants, comes with a hidden environmental concern, says a University of Missouri-Rolla researcher.

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UMR chemist earns EPA award for "green" latex paint additive

Posted by on June 21, 2005

University of Missouri-Rolla chemist Dr. Michael Van De Mark, director of the UMR Coatings Institute, received a Presidential Green Chemistry Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his invention of an environmentally friendly latex paint additive that reduces volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. The additive is marketed under the trademark Archer RC by Archer […]

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UMR students tout new future for soybeans

Posted by on April 15, 2005

If two University of Missouri-Rolla chemistry students have their way, soybeans will one day line Missouri’s highways — literally.

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‘Industrial ecology’ can help cut waste, says UMR researcher

Posted by on April 13, 2004

Many of the 2 million cell phones, computers and other electronic products Americans discard each year could have a second life if they were designed for disassembly and reuse, says a UMR researcher who specializes in industrial ecology.

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Researchers, students help clean up Nebraska site

Posted by on September 8, 2003

A UMR researcher and several students are helping find new ways to clean up contaminated groundwater at a former munitions site near Mead, Neb., by recycling the water through a special type of well.

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Trees: a clean, green pollution solution

Posted by on August 20, 2003

A UMR researcher’s studies on how trees can help clean up the environment has received a $270,000 boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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