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SRNL Technology Cleans Up Mining Waste, Other Water Contamination

AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 17, 2007) – A newly patented technology developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory provides a simple way to clean up wastewater or groundwater that has been contaminated by mine drainage or a variety of other contaminants. The newly patented apparatus applies a method patented by SRNL in 2006 that uses inexpensive oils and waxes to provide nutrition for natural bacteria that treat the contamination. MORE »

SRNL Researcher Honored by National Chemical Engineering Society

AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 3, 2007) – Dr. William Rhodes of the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) was honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, receiving the AIChE Nuclear Engineering Division's Robert E. Wilson Award, which was presented at the Institute's annual meeting in November. Dr. Rhodes is a principal engineer with SRNL's Energy Security Directorate, working on new approaches to meeting the nation's energy needs, such as the use of nuclear energy to produce hydrogen to fuel future vehicles. Further, Dr. Rhodes is the SRNL principal investigator of a DOE Office of Energy Efficiency/ Renewable Energy-funded $2 million fuel cell project with Clemson University to uncover the fundamental influence that impurities such as carbon monoxide have on the long-term performance of hydrogen-powered fuel cells. MORE »

Biofuels Pilot Plant Set for Clemson University Restoration Institute in Charleston

FLORENCE, S.C. (Nov. 15, 2007) – A collaboration of research institutions and industry based in South Carolina today announced plans to build a biofuels research pilot plant at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, S.C. The goal is to use South Carolina's agricultural resources to help the state and nation reduce dependence on fossil fuels and enhance South Carolina's alternative-fuel industry.

SRNL Research Earns Doctoral Student Invitation to International Nobel Laureates Meeting

AIKEN, S.C. (Aug. 27, 2007) – A doctoral student who conducted research at the Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory was among the 49 young rising stars in American research selected to join their peers from around the globe this summer for discussions with Nobel laureates as part of the 57th annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany. MORE »

Patented SRNL Device Enhances Glass Melter Operations

AIKEN, S.C. (July 24, 2007) – A newly patented invention from the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory has already proven itself highly valuable for enhancing operation of the Savannah River Site's facility for immobilizing high-level radioactive waste. MORE »

SRNL Achieves Milestone En Route to Hydrogen Economy

AIKEN, S.C. (May 31, 2007) – The U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory has successfully completed a 100hour long demonstration of the sulfur dioxide depolarized electrolyzer, designed and fabricated by SRNL, to produce hydrogen from water. This represents a significant milestone in the development of an efficient, economical process for generating large quantities of hydrogen to fuel the nation's future. This demonstration showed that the electrolyzer can successfully operate continuously without significant loss of performance. MORE »

SRNL Technology Named Among "World's Best"

AIKEN, S.C. (May 15, 2007) – For the third year in a row, a technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory has been named among the top 25 of the World's Best Technologies for the year. The Smart Latch™ acoustic door latch detector, invented by SRNL's Bob Eakle and built with the help of Charlie Fulghum and Larry Feutral, is one of the featured inventions at the World's Best Technologies for 2007 (WBT07) Showcase in Arlington, Texas, May 15-16. MORE »

SRNL Scientist to Work with University of S.C.

AIKEN, S.C. (May 7, 2007) – A scientist with the Savannah River National Laboratory has also become a Research Associate Professor with the University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences, the first time such an appointment has been made.

SRNL Device for Sampling Storage Drums LIcensed by Florida Company

AIKEN, S.C. (May 10, 2007) – A device invented at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory for sampling drums of stored material has been licensed to a maker of waste storage and related equipment, for manufacture and sale to customers in the environmental and other industries. UltraTech International, Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla., entered into an agreement with Washington Savannah River Company, the company that operates SRNL for the DOE, for a device that safely and efficiently vents or samples storage drums remotely. MORE »

DHS Grants Fund Information Sharing Network in Georgia and South Carolina

AIKEN, S.C. (April 12, 2007) – When two California men recently pulled off a series of robberies in the San Fernando Valley, detectives used new technology to tap into the databases of several police departments, and came up with the clues they needed to make the arrests. MORE »

Deputy Secretary of Energy Visits SRNL

AIKEN, S.C. (Feb. 27, 2007) – Deputy Secretary of Energy Clay Sell visited SRNL Feb. 27 to learn about a variety of the Laboratory's research and development programs. In addition to visiting the FBI's Radiological Evidence Analysis Lab Suite at SRNL to learn about the Laboratory's support for federal law enforcement, the Deputy Secretary talked with researchers about their work in hydrogen technology, radioactive waste treatment and disposal, actinide technology, nonproliferation and biotechnology. MORE »

Federal Research Facilities in South Carolina Join Forces to Advance Ocean Health and Homeland Security

AIKEN, S.C. (Feb. 20, 2007) – A collaborative agreement between U.S. Department of Energy and the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research facilities in South Carolina will strengthen advances in homeland security, marine health, and ocean observation technologies through sensors to detect biological toxins and chemical hazards while maintaining ocean health and water quality. MORE »

SRNL to Support International Energy Project

AIKEN, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2007) – The Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) announces an agreement to add its technological expertise in support of the ITER program, an international project to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of a full-scale fusion power reactor. MORE »

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