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Comparative Assessment of Fuel Cell Cars

A continuation of previous work, the study provides a comparative analysis of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to conventional internal combustion and hybrid engines, examining both life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis is based on projected improvements to the technologies through the year 2020. The study finds no significant projected difference in energy use or greenhouse emissions between fuel cell and hybrid technology during this time period. Read More

Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators

This site gives water process operators information about their occupation, training, nature of work, employment, salary. Read More

Nepali Water Project 2001-2002

The document is an annual report of the activities of the MIT Nepali Water Project. The purpose of the project is to improve drinking water quality in Nepal through reduction in contamination of pathogens and arsenic. The major project activities are evaluation of water testing technology to detect contaminants, including finding indicator species for microbial contamination, and investigation of purification technologies that are feasible in a low income region. Written by students from MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Program: Yong Xuan Gao, Chian Siong Low, Luca Morganti, Barika Poole, Soon Kyu Hwang, Heather Lukacs, Tommy Ngai and Hannah Sullivan. Team Advisor: Susan Murcott. Read More

When Good Statistical Models of Aquifer Heterogeneity Go Bad: A Comparison of Flow, Dispersion, and

The authors analyzed groundwater flow through 3 different areas, each having various patterns of fluid conductivity. The flow of groundwater is mathematically analyzed, and used to critique current theory on fluid dynamics. Their main conclusion is that two dimensional fields that may seem very similar under conventional conductivity models may actually have very different patterns of fluid transport and flow. Read More

Nitrate Controls on Iron and Arsenic in an Urban Lake

The article examines the interactions of two toxic chemicals, nitrate and arsenic, in a contaminated lake. The researchers find that the presence of nitrates in a lake may affect the cycling of arsenic and other metals through the lake systems, and may affect how much arsenic is available to affect humans and other organisms. Read More

Global System for Sustainable Development

This international database seeks to collect quality resources on the overall concept of sustainability and related fields. It utilizes an original model to “map” related concepts of sustainability, which users can utilize to navigate the site. Products available vary from energy research products to resources on environmental policy. All products submitted are reviewed by the GSSD project team at MIT. Various items may have been peer reviewed. Read More

The Future of Nuclear Power: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

The study provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the future of nuclear power in the United States as a component of the nation’s energy use, especially in an era of climate change and other atmospheric contamination. Read More

Sea Grant Woods Hole Focal Points Index

This index provides several articles that have been printed in Focal Points, a periodical published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The articles focus on various marine topics, often using case studies from the coast of Massachusetts. Read More

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Sea Grant's On-Line Publications Catalog

This website catalogs over 750 publications available from the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program. Some are posted on-line and most can be ordered for free from the program. Topics include Coastal Processes, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Policy, Pollution, and Outreach and Advisory Services. Read More

Marine Careers

This website provides a basic introduction to various career opportunities available in marine science. The site provides general information of several marine science fields, profiles of marine science professionals, salary information by profession and geographic location, and links to additional resources. Read More


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