Engineering

If it gets built, there's an engineer involved somewhere. Check out some ideas on engineering the things we use everyday to be cleaner and more efficient.

Description of storm water management around the United States.
Air is blown up into a tower and meets a mist of a sodium hydroxide solution. The carbon dioxide in the air is absorbed by reaction with some of the sodium hydroxide to form sodium carbonate. Whilst there are advances in CO2 capture technology,... Read More
Green infrastructure is defined as “the interconnected network of open spaces and natural areas, such as greenways, wetlands, parks, forest preserves and native plant vegetation, that naturally manages stormwater, reduces flooding risk and improves... Read More
Deutsche Welle
Air conditioners represent a troubling paradox: they cool indoor spaces, but they heat up the climate. Most air conditioning systems operate via coolants, which often emit greenhouse gases -- but not always. Indian manufacturing company Godrej is... Read More
Deutsche Welle
Floating Into the Future You know houseboats, you know cars that are build to swim or tanks. But can you image to live on water in a real house? That is reality for example in Nigeria, where the people of Makoko build their houses on stilts above... Read More
Thermoceramix was one of eight finalists in Saint-Gobain's NOVA Competition at the Green Build Expo in San Francisco. On November 15, the eight finalists pitched their products to Saint-Gobain for a chance at a $50,000 grand prize.
This week on Bloomberg West we featured an innovative new toilet. Yes, you read that correctly. This toilet, designed at Cal Tech, is intended for use in the developing world and hopes to make the water there cleaner and healthier.
There is a critical need for new energy-efficient solutions to separate oil-water mixtures, especially those stabilized by surfactants as both the production of oil and oil-transport engender a severe environmental risk in sensitive ecosystems. In... Read More
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have created a prototype for a solar-powered sanitation system that can be used in remote parts of the planet that are not currently served by municipal sewage systems. Caltech's prototype,... Read More

Pages