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  • Composting Toilets: Moorhead Environmental Complex
    Clay Creek for more than 40 years and as our science has grown so have our buildings and our staff When you have more people you have more well you know We seek to utilize and treat water in a way that more closely mimics nature leaving a smaller overall environmental footprint better protecting the White Clay Creek Composting toilets and a water reuse system for flush toilets will reduce water use by more than 40 over conventional systems How does it work Other than the obvious ingredient composting humanure requires good drainage a constant flow of air a high carbon bulking material like bark mulch or sawdust and time Adding redworms can help reduce maintenance and speed up the process What will we do with the finished compost If the process works as planned more than 90 of the input material will be converted to water and carbon dioxide leaving us with a small amount of dry material similar to topsoil It can be removed as necessary by a licensed handler Sources http www clivusmultrum com Find Out More Introduction Campus History Map LEED Platinum Certification Stormwater Management Landscaping Rain Garden Plants Green Roof Green Roof Plants Waste Treatment

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/mec/toilets.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  •  Moorhead Environmental Complex: Geothermal Heating & Cooling
    North America dates back more than 10 000 years our geothermal system is a little more sophisticated than soaking in hot springs Our system relies on a ground source heat pump first developed in 1948 at Ohio State University The system in the Moorhead Environmental Complex is actually the second geothermal system the Center has installed We moved away from burning heating oil as our primary heat source in 1996 when the last expansion of our campus occurred With the addition of the new building we installed a new ground loop and tied the new system into the older one Of course the geothermal system doesn t just heat our building it also taps the constant temperature of the earth to cool us in the warmer months The result MUCH lower utility bills and a much smaller carbon footprint compared to heating with fossil fuels Which leaves us feeling good about our campus and frees up resources for our mission to advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water Sources A History of Geothermal Energy in the United States Find Out More Introduction Campus History Map LEED Platinum Certification Stormwater Management Landscaping Rain Garden Plants Green Roof Green Roof Plants Waste

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/mec/geothermal.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  •  Moorhead Environmental Complex: Radiant Heat
    heating seem like a groundbreaking new idea But did you know it actually dates back to the Stone Age Archaeological evidence points to the use of underfloor heating in some areas of Asia and the Aleutian islands possibly as far back as 5 000 BC Trenches were dug underneath the floors of subterranean houses to circulate warmed air from fires Floor stones covering the trenches then transferred the heat into the living spaces Better known is the widespread use of hypocausts for heating public baths by the Greeks and Romans around 500 BC Hypocaust in a Roman bath house Photo by Daniel Zvi While Frank Lloyd Wright favored it as early as 1905 radiant heating was popularized in this country during the post World War II housing boom Thousands of homes in the iconic suburb of Levittown NY were built with copper and concrete systems however most of those systems failed within 20 years probably due to the feverish construction timetable and inexperienced installers This black mark on radiant heating s name caused it to fall out of favor for decades as new construction favored forced hot air systems Development of better tubing better insulation and better construction techniques have led to renewed interest in radiant heating systems Our system is more sophisticated than the Romans could have imagined and doesn t require us to light any fires We expect that in combination with our geothermal system it will keep our building comfortable while greatly reducing heating costs Sources A Brief History of Radiant Heating http en wikipedia org wiki Radiant floor heating Find Out More Introduction Campus History Map LEED Platinum Certification Stormwater Management Landscaping Rain Garden Plants Green Roof Green Roof Plants Waste Treatment Constructed Wetlands Wetland Plants Composting Toilets Heating Cooling Geothermal System Radiant Heat Sustainable Materials

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/mec/radiantheat.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Moorhead Environmental Complex
    Data Education Education Home For Educators For Students For Communities Workshops Contact Us Restoration Leaf Pack Network Events Support Support Home Donate Now Planned Giving Event Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Moorhead Environmental Complex Educational Signage Click on a thumbnail to view a larger image Campus Map Rain Garden Rain Garden Plants Green Roof Green Roof Plants Wetland Wastewater Treatment Wetland Plants Composting Toilets Geothermal Heating Cooling Radiant Floor Heating LEED Information Stroud Bench Origins Find Out More Introduction Campus History Map LEED Platinum Certification Stormwater Management Landscaping Rain Garden Plants Green Roof Green Roof Plants Waste Treatment Constructed Wetlands Wetland Plants Composting Toilets Heating Cooling Geothermal System Radiant Heat Sustainable Materials Stroud Bench View Educational Signage The Team Design Engineering M2 Architecture Meliora Environmental Design Andropogon Associates Bruce E Brooks Associates Ann Rothmann Structural Engineering LLC Biohabitats David Nelson Associates LLC Construction Contractors Nason Construction Inc Subcontractors Owner s Representative Consilience LLC Research Critical Zone Observatory Schuylkill River Project Reforestation Project Long Term Research Stream Watch Project The New York Project The Peru Project Research Groups People Education Overview

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/mec/thumbs.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Subcontractors: Moorhead Environmental Complex
    Newsletters Annual Reports Search Moorhead Environmental Complex Moorhead Environmental Complex Subcontractors Subcontractor Trade A Brooks Roofing Inc Roofing and Flashing B Pietrini Sons Concrete Cassidy Painting Inc Painting Chester County Site Contractors Site work Connolly Flooring Inc Ceramic Tile Corrado Sons Masonry Dimension Wall Ceiling Inc Carpentry East Coast Plumbing HVAC Inc Plumbing HVAC Geothermal Erco Division 10 Specialities Eureka Metal Glass Services Inc Aluminum Glass Glazing In Carpentry Acoustic Wall Panels J B Caulkers Caulking Jackson Sons Drilling Pump Geothermal M Cramer amp Associates Inc Window Treatments Neshaminy Valley Millwork Architectural Woodwork Northend Barriers Spray Insulation Waterproofing and Building Wrap Plymouth PEC Associates Demolition ProTech Floors Carpet and Resilient Flooring Quantum Controls Electrical Generator Fire Alarm Serious Windows Wood Windows Sinton Air Conditioning and Heating Inc Geothermal Strickland Steel Structural and Metals Think Green LLC Landscaping Thyssen Krupp Elevator Americas Elevator Find Out More Introduction Campus History Map LEED Platinum Certification Stormwater Management Landscaping Rain Garden Plants Green Roof Green Roof Plants Waste Treatment Constructed Wetlands Wetland Plants Composting Toilets Heating Cooling Geothermal System Radiant Heat Sustainable Materials Stroud Bench View Educational Signage The Team Design Engineering M2 Architecture Meliora Environmental Design Andropogon Associates Bruce E Brooks Associates Ann

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  • Microbiology Group at Stroud Water Research Center
    Giving Event Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Research Microbiology Group Microbial life such as bacteria fungi and algae are integral to a naturally functioning aquatic ecosystem By applying comprehensive molecular approaches this laboratory is focused on characterizing the composition and distribution of microbial communities and determining the functional roles as well as their interactions with environments Jinjun Kan Ph D Assistant Research Scientist Environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems particularly freshwater and estuaries Profile Email Thomas L Bott Ph D Research Scientist Emeritus Aquatic microbial ecology primary productivity and energy flow nutrient cycling population dynamics and ecology of introduced bacteria Profile Email Laura Borecki Research Associate General laboratory operation equipment maintenance care of live animals field sampling and sample analysis Profile Email David S Montgomery Research Technician Watershed Manager Manages research watershed infrastructure instrumentation sensors sampling installations infrastructure communicates with landowners and farm managers Email Explore Our Research Projects Findings Research Groups Overview Biogeochemistry Fluvial Geomorphology Entomology Fish Molecular Ecology Microbiology Organic and Isotope Geochemistry People Weather Station Research Home Search our site Research Critical Zone Observatory

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/research/groups/micro.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Organic Geochemistry Group at Stroud Water Research Center
    Profile Email Steve Hicks Research Engineer Designs implements and installs custom sensor devices and wireless networks throughout the study watersheds Profile Email David S Montgomery Research Watershed Manager Manages research watershed infrastructure instrumentation sensors sampling installations infrastructure communicates with landowners and farm managers Profile Email Not pictured Sara Damiano Research Technician Email Available Services Instrumentation Facilities Fee for Service Sample Analyses email for price quote Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAH Sewage indicators caffeine fragrances and fecal steroids Amino acids Carbon and nitrogen isotopes in solids C N δ 13 C and δ 15 Dissolved Organic Carbon DOC in water concentration and δ 13 C Dissolved Inorganic Carbon DIC in water concentration and δ 13 C Dissolved gases N 2 O 2 Ar concentrations δ 15 N and δ 18 O Dissolved nitrate isotopes δ 15 N and δ 18 O Mineral surface area and porosimetry analysis Alkalinity or Acid Neutralizing Capacity ANC Laboratory Instrumentation Thermo Finnigan DeltaPlus XP Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer IRMS equipped with a dual inlet system and interfaced in continuous flow mode to a Costech 4010 CHNS O Elemental Analyzer EA an OI 1010 TOC TIC Analyzer TIC TOC shared with the Biogeochemistry group a Thermo Finnigan Gasbench II with dual cryogenic traps configured to analyze dissolved gases CO 2 N 2 O 2 Ar N 2 0 Agilent 6890 series Gas Chromatograph GC coupled to a 5973 series Mass Selective Detector MSD Agilent 6890 series Gas Chromatograph GC coupled to a Flame Ionization Detector FID and interfaced with an optional cryogenic focusing system for two dimensional chromatography Agilent 1100 series High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph HPLC with diode array and fluorescence detectors and an autosampler shared with the Biogeochemistry group Micromeritics TriStar 3000 surface area and porosimetry analyzer Bruker Tensor 27 Spectrometer with a Pike XY Autosampler accessory

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/research/groups/orgchem.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Our Findings
    held significant possibilities for scientific research Most stream insects have relatively long life cycles are difficult to grow under laboratory conditions and will only mate in the wild But C triangulifer consists entirely of females who produce viable eggs without mating has a one month life cycle and is easily cultured in the lab Like all mayflies it is extremely susceptible to pollution making it the perfect candidate to become both the sensitive canary and the accommodating white rat of the aquatic testing world After Bern Sweeney and David Funk had confirmed that the species reproduced as clones they worked with Laurel Standley to test its use in evaluating toxic substances in streams In 1997 the three scientists received the first patent ever granted to the Academy of Natural Sciences Bioreactors As part of a study funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to look at the growth of bacteria in drinking water Lou Kaplan developed a bioreactor that measures how efficiently bacteria consume dissolved organic matter Using his instrument a water utility can determine the most effective treatment process measure the results and monitor the quality of the treated drinking water On Feb 23 1999 Kaplan was awarded a patent

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/research/findings/patents.shtm (2016-04-27)
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