Tube sampling of Pitsea cell MSW

submitted by: watson_gvr

This video shows a 320 mm diameter, 0.5 m long, steel tube being pushed into highly compressed MSW (waste) inside the 2 m diameter Pitsea compression cell in real time. The tube is being pushed by the upper platen of the cell. This formed part of an experiment to investigate the possibility of recovering undisturbed tube samples from MSW.

Science Nation - Waste to Energy

submitted by: nsf
All of us use water and in the process, a lot of it goes to waste. Whether it goes down drains, sewers or toilets, much of it ends up at a wastewater treatment plant where it undergoes rigorous cleaning before it flows back to the environment. The process takes time, money and a lot of energy. What if that wastewater could be turned into energy? It almost sounds too good to be true, but environmental engineer Bruce Logan is working on ways to make it happen. Most treatment plants already use...

MWV Episode 43 - USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 2

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 2 of this two-part video, Stanley Maloy, Dean of the College of Science at San Diego State University, continues his tour of the microbiology related exhibits at the festival. Featured in this episode are members of the departments of biology and microbiology at the University of Georgia and Idaho State University. Maloy also introduces us to some...

A method for reduction of anesthetic waste gases produced by rodent induction chambers

submitted by: jhlvt

Reducing waste gas exposure produced by induction chambers

The One Health Initiative MWV18

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Ronald Atlas, former President for the American Society for Microbiology, discusses the new One Health Initiative that recognizes the inter-relationships among human, animal, and environmental health and seeks to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration in integrating these areas for the health and well-being of all species. Development of the One Health Initiative began in 2007 with the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) efforts to strengthen communications and...