Portland's Advanced Traffic Management System Plan: A Blueprint for Long Term Congestion Management

Mother Nature's Pump and Treat
Known under the general term of phytoremediation, using vegetation as a remedial agent has existed in its basic form for many years, mostly in applications involving waste-water treatment....

Removing Metals From Soil
Metals-contaminated soils have been among the most intractable hazardous-waste remediation problems. Conventional mitigation methods of capping, stabilization and landfilling all have...

Freeway through a Superfund Site
The Red Mountain Freeway is the centerpiece of a 171 km $2.6 billion system of freeways and expressways under construction in Maricopa County, Ariz. For 3 km in Tempe, the freeway passes...

An Experiment in Mobile Robotic Cooperation
This paper describes the results of an experiment in real mobile robot cooperation which utilizes a fully distributed, cooperative software mechanism we have previously developed in simulation....

A Mobile Robot for Reconnaissance of HAZMAT Incident Sites
First entry into situations where hazardous materials have been accidentally spilled or released is extremely dangerous. Often the type of material, its exact location, and the extent...

An Overview of the Accident Response Mobile Manipulation System (ARMMS)
The development of a high mobility platform integrated with high strength manipulation is under development at Sandia National Laboratories. The mobility platform used is a High Mobility...

Robotics and Automation for Environmental Screening and Characterization

Feasibility Analysis of Automated Material Handling for Hazardous Waste Remediation
The application of automation and robotics to material handling activities in conventional construction has been extensively researched in terms of technical feasibility, needs identification,...

Nuclear Propulsion: Safety Measures and Concerns
Since nuclear fission was discovered, many potential uses for it have been found. One such application of fission is nuclear propulsion systems in space ships; however, the elements resulting...

Reducing the Long-Term Effects of Zero-Gravity
Maintaining the physical health of scientists has been a longstanding problem in space flight research. Several ideas have been proposed to solve this problem. These include creating artificial...

The Effect of Zero Gravity on Bones
Zero-gravity has created many problems for astronauts and researchers in space. Calcium depletion is cited as a major health problem. There are many different theories as to why zero-gravity...

Lunar Base Aspects for Biotechnology Industry
A lunar base can provide unique services to biotechnology research, development, and production. A lunar location as well as the vacuum environment can protect experiments from contamination...

Preserve and Protect
Historic and landmark structures constructed of unreinforced masonry and stone are among the most vulnerable to strong ground shaking and are often subject to possible collapse. For the...

Safety Assessment of a Chemical Reactor Vessel
The potential explosion loadings on a chemical reactor vessel is described in this paper. The potential loads presented provide a basis for designing spherical storage vessels which will...

Aesthetic Considerations in the Design of a Stack Extension
The Connecticut D.E.P. mandated increase in height of the boiler stack at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT presented many problems. Adding a new 45 foot vertical section atop the old brick...

Seismic Renewal of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Almost all civil infrastructure systems are vulnerable to natural hazards such as earthquakes. The paper presents a broad perspective of the research needs for seismic renewal of the infrastructure...

Nowcast System Development for the Straits of Florida
As part of the inaugural program for the Ocean Pollution Research Center at the University of Miami, a nowcast system is being developed for the Straits of Florida. The nowcast system...

The Politics of Nuclear-Waste Disposal
Spurred by federal and state legislation recommending local disposal of low-level radioactive nuclear waste, the Illinois-Kentucky Compact announced plans in the mid 1980s to build a disposal...

Picturing Pollution
Kevin G. Coulton is a professional engineer and photographer who sees in the iridescent sheen of an oil slick on a rainy street a novel way to increase public awareness of water pollution...

 

 

 

 

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