Insights from BCC Research

Innovation in Air Quality Monitors Hit the Road Locally in Urban Areas

Written by Clayton Luz on May 19, 2017 8:34:45 AM
Adverse effects of air pollution are becoming more apparent, which has led to a new generation of small, portable, and affordable air sensors that are revolutionizing pollution measurements for citizen scientists and governments which are using the new technology to improve the quality of life in their own communities.
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Topics: Environment

Technology Finds Water Leaks Using Satellite Imagery

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 22, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Non-revenue water is water lost after it leaves the distribution facility and before it reaches the consumer. This lost water brings in no revenue, although it still costs money to collect and process. In many cases, this water loss is due to leaky pipes, although it may also be stolen through illegal connections or simply be unaccounted for through meter inaccuracies.

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Topics: Environment

Low-Cost Technology Improves Drinking Water in Developing Countries

Written by Clayton Luz on Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In Swahili, "Maji Safi" means "clean water."

It's also the name of a start-up company dedicated to promoting effective water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices through creative education to fight waterborne diseases. 
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Open Wide and Say Ahh: The Earth as an Alternative Energy Source

Written by Clayton Luz on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) endeavors to determine the feasibility of extracting energy and chemicals out of the hydrothermal systems at supercritical conditions.

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Topics: Environment