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Team led by Hasan will receive $1.5m from EPA to Reclaim Harmful Refrigerant Chemicals

Prof. Faruque Hasan will lead an EPA funded project titled, SMART-RECLAIM: Scalable, Modular and Adaptable Reclamation Technology for Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerant Enhancement, Circular Logistics, and Intelligent Manufacturing. In partnership with co-leads Prof. Eleftherios Iakovou and Dr. Kalin Baca the team aims to reduce the overall time and cost of reclaiming highly mixed hydrofluorocarbons by developing a modular technology amenable to extreme changes in hydrofluorocarbons compositions and a data-driven and prescriptive framework for smart reverse logistics.

Texas A&M Water-Energy-Food Nexus helps tackle water scarcity

Rabi Mohtar, Ph.D., a professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as a Senior Advisor for Resource Nexus in the Texas A&M Energy Institute, is joining forces with several universities as part of a new collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health, titled, “The Global Center on Climate Change, Water, Energy, Food and Health Systems, WEFH,” which will address the impacts of climate change in vulnerable communities in the Azraq Basin in Jordan.

Battelle-led Team to Investigate Recycling Solar Panels 

A team from Battelle is one of 16 to win funding from National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program Track I: Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges. The NSF initiative is focused on converging advances in fundamental research and bringing solutions to the real world through a multidisciplinary approach with academic, nonprofits and industry members.