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.
Geoff Pocock, Managing Director and Founder of the Hazer Group talks to AZoCleantech about how the Hazer process is producing clean hydrogen with Near-Zero Carbon Emissions.
Dr Michael Hardman from the School of Enviroment and Life Sciences from Salford University talks to AZoCleantech about relocating the growing of food to urban areas.
Dr. Micheal Cimbitz, a lecturer at Lund University, has extensive experience working in the wastewater treatment industry. He spoke to AZoCleantech about the environmentally damaging micropollutants found in wastewater and his research into their removal.
Ellen Hanak is the director of the PPIC Water Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California. She spoke to AZoCleanTech about the ongoing California drought, and its lessons for a changing climate.
Recently, it was exposed that Volkswagen had programmed their engines to 'cheat' emissions tests to appear less polluting than they truly are. However, research conducted at the University of Manchester shows that Volkswagen are not the only problem and emissions testing needs to be stricter across the board. AZoM spoke to Dr. Rami Alfarra, from the Centre of Atmospheric Science, about his research into diesel emissions and the myriad of secondary pollutants formed by them.
Professor Max Shtein from the University of Michigan speaks to AZoCleantech about a new design for sun tracking solar cells based on the Japanese art of kirigami.
Phil Jones, Professor of Architectural Science at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, speaks to AZoCleantech about how architects from the university designed and built a house with implemented technology to help reduce its energy demand and carbon emissions.
Dr. Joseph L. Spencer speaks to AZoCleantech about how the behavior of corn rootworms has changed in recent years and how this is affecting their resistance to crop rotation techniques.
When it comes to refrigerants, a host of chemicals have been used over the years. These include ammonia, methyl chloride, propane, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and hydrofluoroolefins.
Dr. Christina Tague, Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California, Santa Barbara, speaks to AZoCleantech about how forest die-offs have affected North America in recent years, and how preventing it is important for both economic and social reasons.