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Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuelNovember 13, 2018

Researchers are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide
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Engineered sand zaps stormwater pollutantsSeptember 18, 2018

Engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from stormwater, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water

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Piper Alpha – What have we learned?July 24, 2018

Fiona Macleod and Stephen Richardson ask: What went wrong on Piper Alpha? Why did it have such disastrous consequences? And what lessons can still be learned today?
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Food-safe lubricants: Avoiding recallsJuly 24, 2018

Chris Johnson examines a common cause of recalls in the food industry — chemical contamination, and provides advice on choosing the correct food-grade lubricant for food processing applications, and the potential dangers of taking shortcuts

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Advanced anaerobic digestion in Ireland: An analysisMay 1, 2018

Matt Smyth looks at the opportunity for advanced anaerobic digestion in Ireland, which, followed by reuse of the residual biosolids on land, has been evaluated to be the most sustainable solution for wastewater sludge treatment and disposal