Surfactant Expert

What is a Surfactant?  The term “Surfactant” is a contraction of the term surface-active agent.  A Surfactant is a substance that, when present even at very low levels in a system, has the property of absorbing onto the surfaces or interfaces in the system and altering their interfacial free energies in dramatic ways.  Surfactants help…

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Climate Change Experts

So, what exactly is climate change and what do climate change experts do?  Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns.  It is most pronounced from the mid to late twentieth century and forward and is largely attributed to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere produced by the…

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Carbon Negative Impacts from Biomass Conversion

Many countries have carbon credit programs for biomass conversion, designed to achieve GHG reduction goals. Several forms of biomass diversion from landfills, farms, and other biomass–dependent GHG sources are already in operation to support significant GHG reductions. Examples of GHG reductions are given, and the carbon impact of the different commercially available biomass on GHG…

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Cellulosic Biomass Expert

Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on earth with cellulosic biomass literally everywhere. It is a critical component of the cellular structure of plants and some bacteria excrete it as well. Cellulosic materials can be processed into many useful commodities, such as fuels, sugars, polymers, fibers and other chemicals. Though there are many routes…

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Sustainable v. Renewable

While often regarded as interchangeable, “sustainable” and “renewable” are terms with h different meanings.  In an “Energy Education” article the University of Calgary posted online, the university clarified the distinctions in the definitions of the two. Although many firms, experts, and entrepreneurs might continue to substitute one word for the other, when one is applying…

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Using Municipal Solid Waste Effectively

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our community, our households, and our commercial and institutional buildings.  Municipal solid wastes are generated in huge qualities, some 2 billion tons per year globally, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Experts

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from ending up in landfills and releasing lots of carbon dioxide. So, what do MSW experts do?  They can assist…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our communities, households, and commercial/institutional buildings.  Some two billion tons of MSW are generated globally each year, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts that the global MSW will increase to about…

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