Developing Filters with High Selectivity for Oil and Water Separation with Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization
Industry production consumes vast amounts of water while simultaneously generating colossal volumes of wastewater laden with various pollutants, raising alarming environmental concerns. Among these contaminants, oily wastewater stands out as a significant contributor. For example, the mining industry produces 140,000 L of oil-contaminated water each day. Additionally, oil leaks and spills during marine transportation and oil production further exacerbate contamination in lakes, rivers, and natural resources. It’s undeniable that recycling and purifying wastewater can have profound global benefits. To address these pressing issues, a diverse range of methods have been developed to remove the oily contamination from water.
These techniques span from physical (e.g., skimmers, adsorption), chemical (e.g., in-situ burning, solidifier, dispenser), to biological (e.g., microorganism degradation).
Simulated Finish Panel Blocks for Low-Cost Residential Retrofits for New York and the U S Dept of Energy
Tens of Millions of U.S. homes have inadequate wall insulation, reducing comfort and increasing energy consumption. The current state-of-the-art affordable retrofit insulation can achieve R-10 insulation using the “drill-and-fill” cellulose wall cavity technique. There is a strong market for affordable retrofit insulation technique that can achieve much higher R-values.