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Title:  

Applicability of Microfiltration for Recycling Semi-Synthetic Metalworking Fluids

 
 Volume/Number:  2007 December 
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  This research seeks to investigate the applicability of microfiltration technology by investigating the membrane fouling mechanisms at work in the system. It also aims to reduce fouling through adjustment of operating parameters and the design of a new semi-synthetic MWF that significantly reduces the impact of membrane fouling. 
 Date Created:  12 31 2007 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000006262   Original UID: 4553 
  Documents:  20080102183611_RR-111.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Arsenic Geochemistry and Distribution in the Mahomet Aquifer, Illinois

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Groundwater samples were collected from approximately 50 private wells in Tazewell County, an area where arsenic contamination is known from previous sampling, and northwest Champaign County, an area for which very few arsenic data were available. Most of the wells were finished in the Mahomet Aquifer, with roughly equal numbers of wells near the bottom, middle, and upper part of the aquifer. A few of the wells were finished in the Glasford Aquifer, which lies above the Mahomet. A reliable, robust method for arsenic speciation was developed based on separation of species by HPLC and ICP-MS detection. The samples were analyzed for total arsenic, arsenic species, metals, anions, alkalinity, ammonium, and total organic carbon. Samples of raw groundwater and finished potable water were collected from 11 municipal water treatment plants that withdraw water from the Mahomet Aquifer. 
 Date Created:  05 20 2004 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000000088   Original UID: 109 
  Documents:  20060619220013_RR-107.pdf
 
 

Title:  

An Assessment of Metals Distribution and Transport in Groundwater Beneath the Diked Sediment Disposal Area, DePue Wildlife Management Area, Illinois

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Potential toxic metal (Zn, Cd, Pb, Cu) contamination of groundwater at the periodically flooded DePue Dredged Sediment Disposal Area (DSDA), was assessed through the collection of groundwater and soil samples and water level data, geochemical modeling, and leaching and microcosm experiments. The median Zn concentrations in groundwater at three locations were between 2 and 5 mg/L. There was no evidence that contaminated groundwater has migrated offsite. Based on lake-sediment and soil data, the order of decreasing mobility in the site groundwater was Zn > Cu > Cd > Pb. Small amounts of Zn and Cd ((< 2%) were leached from soil samples inside the DSDA in leaching experiments. About half of the dissolved Zn and Cd from groundwater samples can be accounted for by leaching, suggesting desorption was a major control for Zn and Cd. Chemical equilibrium calculations indicated that several reactions, including CdCO3 precipitation, coprecipitation of Zn with CaCO3, and sorption to ferric oxide, may retain the metals in the subsurface. Aqueous Zn concentrations were greatest in aerobic microcosms, lowest in sulfate-reducing microcosms, and intermediate in iron-reducing microcosms. Zinc would thus be expected to be most mobile in DePue soils during the early stages of flooding, when the soils are saturated but before conditions become anaerobic. 
 Date Created:  10 11 2007 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000005530   Original UID: 4520 
  Documents:  20071221183717_RR-110.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Biodiesel Research: A Bibliography and Finding Aid

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Biodiesel burns cleaner (i.e. produces fewer emissions) than traditional petroleum diesel fuel and is biodegradable, making it an interesting alternative fuel option in terms of both environmental protection and U.S. energy independence. Biodiesel fuels most commonly available are really blends of biodiesel and petroleum diesel (B20, or 20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel, for example). An American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard does exist for biodiesel (ASTM D6751). The intended audience for this publication is scientists and engineers interested in the technical aspects of biodiesel formulation and use. 
 Date Created:  03 22 2006 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000000718   Original UID: 773 
  Documents:  20060926183835_tn06-085.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Calumet Eco-Industrial Network Survey Project: Partnership Opportunities for Reusing Materials, Water, and Energy

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  The Calumet Eco-Industrial Network Survey Project was conducted to collect baseline information for the purpose of developing an Eco-Industrial Network in the Calumet region of Chicago. Southeast Chicago Development Commission (SCDCom) believes that local companies can utilize the basic principles of material re-use, waste reduction, and energy efficiency within networks of companies. Information gathered from this survey project could be a first step in creating an Eco-Industrial Network (EIN) between local companies in the Calumet region. 
 Date Created:  04 01 2003 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:     Original UID: 132 
  Documents:  20060621080859_RR-102.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Celebrate Earth Day

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, the same year that President Richard Nixon signed the legislation that created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, envisioned it as a grassroots celebration that would raise awareness of environmental issues. In celebration of the 35th anniversary of this historic event, Illinois Waste Management and Research Center Library would like you to visit the following sites to learn more about it and get ideas for making Earth Day every day. 
 Date Created:  06 24 2005 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002123   Original UID: 2072 
  Documents:  20070306184556_celebrate_earth_day.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Chemical Management Services - Focused Studies: Part 1. CMS in Small and Medium Enterprises, Part 2. A CMS

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  This report covers two aspects of efforts to increase adoption of chemical management services (CMS). The first is expansion of CMS into small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The second is reducing uncertainty among chemical users through a CMS "standard." A review of existing standards in other industries reveals five basic dimensions that must be considered in structuring a CMS standard. Three alternative structures for the CMS standard are proposed. 
 Date Created:  04 05 2004 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000000104   Original UID: 125 
  Documents:  20060620192523_RR-104.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Treated Wood

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is used in pressure-treated wood to protect it from dry rot, fungi, molds, termites, and other pests. This wood is used in decks, wooden playground equipment, picnic tables, gazebos, bridges, and other outdoor wood products. In May 2001, the Environmental Working Group petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban the use of CCA-treated wood in playground equipment. This reference guide includes links to consumer information and more technical research articles which discuss the potential health and environmental impacts of CCA and arsenic, risk assessment information, and environmental cleanup alternatives. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources. When articles and reports are available on the web, a link is included. 
 Date Created:  01 15 2001 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002127   Original UID: 2070 
  Documents:  ChromatedCopperArsenateTreatedWood.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Concentrations and Potential Toxicity of Metals and Ammonia in Peoria Lake Sediments and Pore Waters

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  The concentrations and potential toxicity of several heavy metals (cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn)) and ammonia in sediments and pore waters of Peoria Lake to 30 cm depth have been characterized. 
 Date Created:  03 23 2004 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000000105   Original UID: 128 
  Documents:  20060620192523_RR-103.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Concentrations of Selected Elements, Physical Condition, Reproductive Activity, and Demographic Patterns in Small Mammals Inhabiting DePue Wildlife Management Area

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  The objectives of this study were: 1) examine if concentrations of selected elements in the tissues of small mammals inhabiting DePue Wildlife Management Area were elevated relative to those collected at reference sites; 2) compare concentrations of selected elements in the tissues of small mammals from DWMA with critical levels observed in previous studies, and 3) compare the abundance, demographics, reproduction, and health indices of white-footed mice from DWMA with those collected at reference sites. 
 Date Created:  03 17 2003 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000000116   Original UID: 140 
  Documents:  20060620192523_RR-101.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Environmental Education Resources for Teachers

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Environmental education covers a broad range of topics from recycling and pollution to natural resources and wildlife. Environmental education programs target all ages from preschool children to graduate students. This guide focuses on resources for teaching K-12 students about the environmental effects of pollution and waste and strategies for improving the environment. It also includes some industrial chemistry resources. This reference guide includes links to classroom activities, background and policy information, standards, and reference sources that teachers can use to develop their own environmental education lesson plans. Because the scope of the topic is so broad, this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Rather, it is designed to give you some places to start looking for resources. Information to help you continue your research at your local library is included at the end of the guide. 
 Date Created:  06 01 2001 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002128   Original UID: 2073 
  Documents:  EnvironmentalEducationResourcesForTeachers.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Environmental Information: Trends and Issues

 
 Volume/Number:  2007 March 5 
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Links to resources discussed during a presentation on environmental libraries to a science reference class at the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science. 
 Date Created:  02 27 2007 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002124   Original UID: 2075 
  Documents:  20070306184801_07-srpd-handout.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Environmental Information: Trends and Issues

 
 Volume/Number:  2006  
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Illinois Waste Management and Research Center links to resources discussed during a presentation on environmental libraries to a science reference class at the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science. 
 Date Created:  03 07 2006 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002140   Original UID: 2076 
  Documents:  20070306184904_06-srpd-handout.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Environmental Novels: An Annotated Bibliography

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Environmental issues provide the backdrop for an array of novels, from suspense to romance to comedy. This Illinois Waste Management and Research Center Library bibliography includes books for young adults and adults. 
 Date Created:  03 02 2007 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002138   Original UID: 2078 
  Documents:  20070306185109_Environmental-Novels.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Evaluation of Soluble Oil vs. Semi Synthetic Metal Working Fluids at Toolamation Inc.

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Toolamation Inc. collaborated with technical assistance specialists from the Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) to evaluate the metal working fluid (MWF) oil removal system and soluble-oil vs. semi-synthetic MWFs. 
 Date Created:  10 12 2007 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000004082   Original UID: 3934 
  Documents:  20071013183821_tn08-091.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Extending Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Bath Life

 
 Volume/Number:  2007 May 
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  The Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) worked with All-Brite Anodizing, a small job shop anodizer located in Northlake, IL to achieve two goals. The first was to test the effectiveness of acid bath extender. The second was to determine if sulfuric acid used in the anodizing process could be cleansed sufficiently to continue using it without decanting portions to the wastewater pre-treatment system. 
 Date Created:  05 22 2007 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002963   Original UID: 2852 
  Documents:  20070522183610_tn07-089.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Feasibility Report: Small Scale Biodiesel Production

 
 Volume/Number:  2006  
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Biodiesel is the name given to fuel for Diesel engines created by the chemical conversion of animal fats or vegetable oils. Pure vegetable oil works well as a fuel for Diesel engines itself, as Rudolf Diesel demonstrated in his engine at the 1900 worlds fair with peanut oil as the fuel. However, vegetable oil is inherently viscous and cannot be burned efficiently at ambient temperatures in modern over-the-road vehicles. Conversion to Biodiesel fuel has the following advantages: - Readily mixes with petroleum diesel fuel in any ratio - Restores lubricity of low-sulfur diesel fuel by mixing as little as 1% biodiesel - Is made from renewable sources - Reduction in viscosity over vegetable oil - Can be burned in modern diesel with little or no modification - Reduction in emissions of o Sulfur dioxide by 100% o Soot emissions by 40-60% o Carbon monoxide by 10-50% o Hydrocarbons by 10-50% o Nitrous oxide by 5-10%, depending on engine tuning and the age of the engine. Nitrous oxide emissions may increase in some instances. This report is an overview of the Biodiesel production process on a small-scale basis. 
 Date Created:  09 22 2006 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000000697   Original UID: 747 
  Documents:  20060922185628_small-scale-biodiesel.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Green Building/Sustainable Building

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Illinois Waste Management and Research Center Green building and sustainable building both refer to the design and construction of buildings that have a minimal impact on the environment. Green building encompasses all phases of design, materials selection, and construction, including life-cycle analysis and energy efficiency. This reference guide includes links to both popular materials and more technical information. It is not an exhaustive list, but it includes information that will help you continue research at your local library. 
 Date Created:  06 25 2001 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002132   Original UID: 2081 
  Documents:  GreenBuildingSustainableBuilding.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Household Chemicals and Alternatives: Greening Your Cleaning

 
 Volume/Number:  2005 June 
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  Illinois Waste Management and Research Center includes sections on green cleaning, material safety data sheets, and curriculum resources related to safer alternatives to household cleaners. 
 Date Created:  06 24 2005 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002136   Original UID: 2080 
  Documents:  20070306185315_HouseholdChemicalsandAlternatives.pdf
 
 

Title:  

Keeping Up with New Information Technologies

 
 Volume/Number:    
 Issuing Agency:  Waste Management and Research Center 
 Description:  One of the most difficult jobs for any information professional is trying to keep up with changes in technology. Just as soon as you think you know how to apply something new in your organization, it's been replaced by something else. Change is constant and the amount of available information is astounding. The good news is that there are some simple strategies you can use to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations without being completely overwhelmed. Many thanks to Steven Bell for his very helpful article "To Keep Up, Go Beyond", which is cited in the bibliography. The tips for avoiding information overload come directly from there as does the inspiration for the title of this guide. Thanks also to Marylaine Block for her tips on staying current, as well as to the people who sent her their methods for staying conversant with technological changes. The sources listed in this guide are the ones used by the WMRC librarians. 
 Date Created:  05 25 2003 
 Agency ID:   
 ISL ID:  000000002129   Original UID: 2088 
  Documents:  KeepingUpWithNewInformationTechnologies.pdf
 
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