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EPA's Incident Waste Management Planning and Response Tool (I-WASTE) (SUMMARY)
Technical brief
The Multi-Sector Sustainability Browser (MSSB): Planning and Developing Sustainability Initiatives Affecting Land Use (PRESENTATION)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program develops methodologies, resources, and tools to assist local and regional community planners, community members, and local decision makers in implementing sustainabl...
Secondary Aluminum Processing Waste: Salt Cake Characterization and Reactivity (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Thirty-nine salt cake samples were collected from 10 SAP facilities across the U.S. The facilities were identified by the Aluminum Association to cover a wide range of processes. Results suggest that while the percent metal leached from the salt cake was relatively low, the leac...
Modeling Thermal Changes at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: A Case Study of the Co-Disposal of Secondary Aluminum Processing Waste (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The reaction of secondary aluminum processing waste (referred herein to as salt cake) with water has been documented to produce heat and gases such as hydrogen, methane, and ammonia (US EPA 2015). The objective of this project was to assess the impact of salt cake disposal on MS...
Report on the 2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) International Decontamination Research and Development Conference (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report and Appendices
Reducing emissions from freight transportation the “SmartWay” (JOURNAL)
How to Develop a Green Freight Program
The Multi-Sector Sustainability Browser (MSSB): A Tool for Understanding Sustainability (PRESENTATION)
The MSSB is the first and only decision support tool containing information from scientific literature and technical reports that can be used to develop and implement sustainability initiatives. The MSSB is designed to assist individuals and communities in understanding the impa...
Complete transformation of ZnO and CuO nanoparticles in culture medium and lymphocyte cells during toxicity testing (JOURNAL)
Here, we present evidence on complete transformation of ZnO and CuO nanoparticles, which are among the most heavily studied metal oxide particles, during 24 h <I>in vitro</I> toxicological testing with human T-lymphocytes. Synchrotron radiation-based X-ray absorption near edge st...
Waste Estimation Support Tool (WEST) (SUMMARY)
Tech Brief
Multi-Sector Sustainability Browser (MSSB) User Manual: A Decision Support Tool (DST) for Supporting Sustainability Efforts in Four Areas - Land Use, Transportation, Buildings and Infrastructure, and Materials Management (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA&rsquo;s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program is developing methodologies, resources, and tools to assist community members and local decision makers in implementing policy choices that facilitate sustainable approaches in managing their resources affecti...
Advanced Monitoring Technology: Opportunities and Challenges - A Path Forward for EPA and States (JOURNAL)
Rapid changes in monitoring technology have the potential to dramatically improve environmental protection by providing industry, government, and the public with more complete and real-time information on pollution releases and environmental conditions. With more real-time monito...
Assessing Metal Mobilization from Industrially Lead-Contaminated Soils Located at an Urban Site (JOURNAL)
A series of leaching and partitioning tests (Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP), Controlled Acidity Leaching Protocol (CALP), Acid Neutralization Capacity (ANC), and sequential extraction) were applied to three dif...
Multi-perspective observations of NO2 over the Denver area during DISCOVER-AQ: Insights for future monitoring (JOURNAL)
The final deployment in the DISCOVER-AQ1 series of air quality field campaigns focused on the Northern Front Range of Colorado including the Denver Metropolitan Area in July-August 2014. The overarching goal of these campaigns was to improve the interpretation of satellite observ...
Analysis of Waste Management Issues Arising from a Field Study Evaluating Decontamination of a Biological Agent from a Building (JOURNAL)
Journal Article
Highlights from the Coordinating Research Council’s 2016 Air Quality Research Needs Workshop: Top 11 ResearchNeeds (JOURNAL)
The Coordinating Research Council (CRC) conducted an Air Quality Research Needs Workshop on February 9-10, 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, GA. The workshop brought together researchers from academia, government, and industry to brainstorm and prioritize ...
Mechanisms and Effectivity of Sulfate Reducing Bioreactors Using a Chitinous Substrate in Treating Mining Influenced Water (JOURNAL)
Mining-influenced water (MIW) is the main environmental challenges associated with the mining industry. Passive MIW remediation can be achieved through microbial activity in sulfate-reducing bioreactors (SRBRs), but their actual removal rates depend on different factors, one of w...
USEEIO: a New and Transparent United States Environmentally Extended Input-Output Model (JOURNAL)
National-scope environmental life cycle models of goods and services may be used for many purposes, not limited to quantifying impacts of production and consumption of nations, assessing organization-wide impacts, identifying purchasing hot spots, analyzing environmental impacts ...
Preparation of Water-Selective Polybutadiene Membranes and Their Use in Drying Alcohols by Pervaporation and Vapor Permeation Technologies (JOURNAL)
Separating azeotrope-forming solvent-water mixtures by conventional distillation poses technical, economic, and environmental challenges. Membrane technology using water-permselective membranes provides an efficient alternative for water removal from solvents. We present here a n...
Using Green Chemistry and Engineering Principles to Design, Assess, and Retrofit Chemical Processes for Sustainability (JOURNAL)
The concepts of green chemistry and engineering (GC&E) have been promoted as an effective qualitative framework for developing more sustainable chemical syntheses, processes, and material management techniques. This has been demonstrated by many theoretical and practical cases. I...
Coupling Computer-Aided Process Simulation and Estimations of Emissions and Land Use for Rapid Life Cycle Inventory Modeling (JOURNAL)
A methodology is described for developing a gate-to-gate life cycle inventory (LCI) of a chemical manufacturing process to support the application of life cycle assessment in the design and regulation of sustainable chemicals. The inventories were derived by first applying proces...
Modification of an Existing In vitro Method to Predict Relative Bioavailable Arsenic in Soils (JOURNAL)
The soil matrix can sequester arsenic (As) and reduces its exposure by soil ingestion. In vivo dosing studies and in vitro gastrointestinal (IVG) methods have been used to predict relative bioavailable (RBA) As. Originally, the Ohio State University (OSU-IVG) method predicted R...
Decision Support for Environmental Management of Industrial Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials: New Analytical Methods Combined with Simulation and Optimization Modeling (JOURNAL)
Non-hazardous solid materials from industrial processes, once regarded as waste and disposed in landfills, offer numerous environmental and economic advantages when put to beneficial uses (BUs). Proper management of these industrial non-hazardous secondary materials (INSM) requir...
Development of the crop residue and rangeland burning in the 2014 National Emissions Inventory using information from multiple sources (JOURNAL)
Biomass burning has been identified as an important contributor to the degradation of air quality because of its impact on ozone and particulate matter. One component of the biomass burning inventory, crop residue burning, has been poorly characterized in the National Emissions I...
Implementation of the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) in the United States (PRESENTATION)
LEAF provides a uniform and integrated approach for evaluating leaching from solid materials (e.g., waste, treated wastes such as by solidification/stabilization, secondary materials such as blast furnace slags, energy residuals such as coal fly ash, soil, sediments, mining and m...
Characterizing the Uptake, Accumulation and Toxicity of Silver Sulfide Nanoparticles in Plants (JOURNAL)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) are used in a wide range of everyday products, leading to increasing concerns regarding their accumulation in soils and subsequent impact on plants. Using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (spICP-MS) and synchrotron-based t...