The model can be used as a tool to inform decision-makers and individuals on relative risks and advantages associated with a layered defense.
Michigan Engineering group creates model for layering COVID-19 defenses
Energy from waste: $6.8 million for cow-inspired biodigesters
University of Michigan leads a collaboration of academic, municipal and private institutions to advance a renewable methane ecosystem.
Wastewater to drinking water: EPA grants $1.2M to U-M for virus removal study
In preparation for climate adaptation in water-stressed areas, researchers will assess how well existing treatment systems prepare water for reuse.
“Robot assistants” project aims to reinvent construction industry
$2M project aims to partner humans with robots for safer jobsites.
Michigan researchers get $5.3M to expand COVID-19 wastewater monitoring
“Wastewater-based epidemiology has shown to be a valuable tool to inform public health officials of case levels and infection trends in a community.”
A resilient campus
How engineers are applying their expertise for future planning.
The future of Line 5: Engineering under Lake Michigan
How would Enbridge shut down the controversial pipeline and construct a replacement tunnel?
Setting the nation’s engineering research agenda
Michigan Engineers involved in NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, a force multiplier for high-impact research.
N95 mask disinfection: New evidence on how hospitals can effectively recycle key PPE
First-of-its-kind study examined multiple pathogens, as well as filtration and fit.
Wastewater treatment at one-third the size and cost
Systems featuring a ‘membrane-aerated biofilm reactor’ can also remove more nitrogen from treatment plant discharges.
More efficient testing method could accelerate the deployment of autonomous vehicles
A new paper in Nature Communications discusses improvements over current testing methods.
Glen Daigger and Nancy Love receive Wesley W. Horner Award from ASCE
Their winning paper explores integrated urban water management systems.
$9.95M for “smart intersections” across Ann Arbor
Technology embedded in existing infrastructure will provide data to connected and automated vehicles, bolstering safety.
‘Peecycling’ payoff: Urine diversion shows multiple environmental benefits when used at city scale
New study is the first in-depth analysis of the environmental performance and benefits of large-scale urine recycling relative to conventional wastewater treatment and fertilizer production.
More responsive COVID-19 wastewater test developed
Measuring RNA from SARS-COV-2 allows for more accurate testing than similar methods.
The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD
We need to expand the way we think of mobility in terms of not only what affects ourselves, but how the way we move affects the overall system.
Podcast: Remaking water infrastructure
In S1E2, harnessing waterborne microbes for data and health.
Sensor technology aims to help US cities extend the life of aging pipelines
Transformative pilot project in Detroit could help cities across U.S. deal with overdue pipeline upgrades.
Personal cold plasma “air curtain” design for COVID-19 protection moves forward
Medical giant Johnson & Johnson and federal HHS select U-M design with “minimal impact on daily life.”
Removing and reusing phosphorus from agricultural runoff
Glen Daigger and his research team are developing a biological system that can capture the phosphorus in the water without use of chemicals.