The AZoCleantech.com "Clean Technology Thought Leaders" series is a selection of articles and interviews covering the key issues facing the world of clean technology, renewable energy, environmental science and climatology. All interviews are conducted with experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
AZoCleantech speaks with Stephanie Ribet and Prof. Vinayak Dravid from Northwestern University. Stephanie and Vinayak were part of a team that has developed a way to remove phosphate from aquatic systems and reuse it. The system hinges on a porous flexible membrane that can grab up to 99% of phosphate ions from polluted water. The team has named their system Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane.
AZoCleantech speaks with Dr. Christopher Cornwall from Victoria University of Wellington. Christopher is the lead author of a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1 that documents the findings of an international collaboration of scientists. The research looks at the effect of rising levels of ocean temperatures and acidification on coral reef growth.
To raise awareness of the extent of plastic pollution and to commemorate Earth Day 2021, AZoCleantech speaks to Emma Nichols who has extensively studied Marine Pollution Ecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Tasmania.
AZoCleantech speaks with Dr. Alper Bozkurt and Dr. Jay Levine from North Carolina State University. The pair teamed up to develop a system that monitors the movement of mussels. The opening and closing of bivalve mollusks can indicate toxins in aquatic environments.
AZoCleantech speaks with Peter Hammond from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Peter was previously a researcher using the AI to spot subtle signs in children's facial features that could indicate different genetic conditions. The methods and software developed for this previous research are now being used on sewage treatment data without any alteration.
Associate Professor Akshat Tanksale at Monash University speaks to AZoCleantech about his research on how microalgae could have significant benefits when applied to the hydrogen production industry.
In this interview, Isao Noda from the University of Delaware talks to AZoCleantech about the sustainability of bioplastics.
Professor Jie Li from RMIT University speaks to AZoCleantech about his latest research into how disposable face masks can be used to enhance civil construction materials.
Professor Damien Batstone speaks to AZoCleantech about his game-changing research on how sugarcane can be used as a clean energy source to produce hydrogen.
Dr. Peter S. Ross from Ocean Wise speaks to AZoCleantech about microplastic pollution in our oceans.