U.S. EPA will provide up to $15,000 for each of 42 student teams pursuing projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program. Since 2004, P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. “Each year, the projects and designs created by the P3 teams surpass expectations,” said EPA's Lek Kadeli.
Developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform can provide information to adjust plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) charging loads up and down to accommodate intermittent availability of renewable energy sources. Open VGI Platform's ability to provide demand response and load curtailment through single, standards-based interface will be demonstrated on October 16 at Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Customer Service Center. Read More
Monograph 10, Elemental Analysis of Fossil Fuels and Related Materials, details importance of elemental analysis of fossil fuels, analytical techniques, basic analytical protocols, and proficiency testing programs for elemental analysis. Monograph 11, Sulfur: Chemistry and Analysis of Fossil Fuel Products, covers analytical techniques for sulfur determination in crude oil, fuels and lubricants, coal, oil shale, gaseous fuels and biofuels. It also addresses proficiency testing for sulfur. Read More
RAPID 2015, produced by SME, will take place in Long Beach, CA from May 18–21. Now in its 25th year, this conference and exposition enables those present to see major manufacturers and leading technologies as well as evaluate and compare them side by side. There will be 17 industries represented at RAPID 2015, promoting cross-industry collaboration. Conference abstract and research poster submissions as well as art for RAPID 2015's gallery and puzzle designs are being accepted. Read More
ASTM has released Manual 58, Petroleum Refining and Natural Gas Processing. Handbook includes latest information on petroleum and hydrocarbon processing, refining, transportation, and storage. It also covers design and operational aspects of refinery units; planning, scheduling, and management of refineries; alternative fuels, such as hydrogens and biofuels; environmental and safety issues; and new test methods, specifications, and quality of petroleum products. Read More
During the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, EPA recognized 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country. Winners, along with more than 1,500 other WaterSense partners, have helped American consumers save 757 billion gallons of water — enough to supply all of the homes in the U.S. with water for 26 days — since 2006. Read More
Online Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database has established itself as a major resource for designers and engineers around the world. Originally covering only ferrous PM industry, website has since been refined and extended to include nonferrous PM and MIM sectors and contains nearly 4,000 lines of high-quality data. In most recent developments, information has been added covering strain-controlled fatigue data that is viewable in both tabular and graphic formats. Read More
ASTM WK46112, Specification for Zinc-Coated (Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, covers protection of zinc-coated steel bars used for concrete reinforcement in large infrastructure projects. In addition to describing product characteristics of steel reinforcing bars, zinc-coated (galvanized) by continuous hot-dip process in cut lengths or coils, standard features fabrication properties that minimize installation costs as well as long-term maintenance costs. Read More