Keyword: Emissions

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an affordable add-on technology that removes more than 99.9 percent of acidic gases and other emissions to produce an ultraclean natural gas furnace.
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Briefs: Materials
Following nature's example, Lufthansa Technik and BASF have jointly developed the functional surface film AeroSHARK for commercial aircraft.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To improve efficiency, it is necessary to characterize and reduce flow separation on curved surfaces.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale.
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Briefs: Energy
When it discharges, the carbon dioxide can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
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Articles: Energy
A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.
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Articles: Energy
Electric aircraft hold tremendous potential to improve emission, noise, and operating economics across a range of different applications in support of the goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A middle infrared light source can detect greenhouse and other gases as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The ALFaLDS detection tool supports oil plants.
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Briefs: Energy
A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The simulations provide insight on the models needed to simulate a full-scale landing event.
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Application Briefs: Propulsion
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
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Briefs: Materials
An optimized flash process could reduce carbon emissions.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The inexpensive, convenient devices can measure exposure to a class of chemicals that can be harmful during pregnancy.
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Articles: Nanotechnology
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technology recovers pure and precious metals from alloys in cellphones and other electrical waste.
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Briefs: Energy
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include manned deep space exploration and terrestrial CO2 removal systems.
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NASA Spinoff: Energy
NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
After rigorous ground testing, NASA’s Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber will be installed on the ISS.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
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Briefs: Materials
This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.
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