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Human waste contains precious metals
A study lead by ASU environmental engineer Paul Westerhoff that found significant amounts of gold, silver and other valuable materials could be found in sewage sludge continues to make news. Most recently the International Business Times and the Huffington Post reported on the discoveries made by Westerhoff’s research. He was also interviewed on a popular talk show on BYU Radio at Brigham Young University. You’ll find the interview on the website of the “Top of Mind” show with Julie Rose, at the 86:55 point of the audio clip. Westerhoff is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Read some of the earlier news reports on his study.

New de-icing system for planes takes cue from poisonous frogs
Fox News and CNET magazine are among the latest major news outlet to report on ASU engineer Konrad Rykaczewski’s work on a promising new method for de-icing aircraft – by mimicking the toxin-secreting ability of a tropical frog. Read previous news media coverage of his research and technology development. Rykaczewski is an assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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