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The screenshot shows the output results of the FELCI software. The x-axis refers to the cost of testing, with the vertical line drawn at an example input available budget of $40K. The y-axis shows the mean error calculated of the impact score from the USEtox Lifecycle Assessment method. The plot shows the Pareto front, where the optimal portfolio of tests are presented in red, based on the environmental tests described in the Army’s Developmental, Environment, Safety and Health Evaluation document. The plot shows the degree of error reduction in the LCA impact score achieved with each increment of additional money for testing. (Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Chappell, ERDC)
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory's Jose Mattei-Sosa and Drs. Victor Medina and Chris Griggs receive a patent for their method of recycling chitosan and graphene oxide compound for water purification purposes. Originally designed as membrane technology for use in the Decontamination Effluent Treatment System, graphene oxide is presently an expensive material, costing $250.00/gram. Another patent for developing the material is pending; the three anticipate many applications for this technology.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation Summit attendees circulate around the exhibition booths in the atrium of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s headquarters building, September 17, 2019. Booths featured exhibits from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers divisions, Communities of Practice and ERDC entities.
Outgoing Commander Col. Ivan P. Beckman poses with Hank McDevitt, ERDC deputy to the commander; Mike Channell, chief, ERDC Installation Support Division; and Sissy Hudson, director, ERDC Business Support Division and Resource Management, recipients of the Bronze de Fleury Medal. The three received their medals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the ERDC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a ceremony held at the ERDC headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 5, 2019. Also pictured is ERDC Director David Pittman and ERDC Deputy Director Beth Fleming.
Connect, Inspire, and Revolutionize A high-profile industry day with national visibility, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Innovation Summit attracts industry, government, and academic participants by featuring presentations, exhibits, tech challenges, and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
Lester Holt, anchor of "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," toured the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility in Fox, Alaska, Sept. 14, 2019. The veteran journalist talked to ERDC's Dr. Tom Douglas about key tunnel features and the science of climate change. Douglas is an Alaska-based research chemist assigned to our Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, based in Hanover, New Hampshire. Tune in to NBC Nightly News TONIGHT to see Holt's report that features the tunnel and other Alaska climate change experts and locales. Check your local listings for the broadcast time in your area.

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Demirbilek retires after 30 years of service to the Corps
11/25/2019
VICKSBURG, Miss. (November 15, 2019) -- In a packed conference room on a Friday morning, Dr. Zeki Demirbilek, a research hydraulics engineer for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development...
New software and advancements in lifecycle assessment establish limits
11/18/2019
Vicksburg, Miss. ⸺ Customers will likely never know how much research went into the new software called Forecasting Environmental Lifecycle Impacts, or FELCI, that Dr. Michael Mayo, a research...
Researchers receive patent for method to recycle composite material
11/7/2019
VICKSBURG, Miss. ⸺ When Dr. Victor Medina, a research engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory, was designing the Decontamination Effluent...

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