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Water and Environment in the Engineers Journal

Stopping coastal erosion and how sand dunes may provide the answers

The management of these natural barriers through the ages could hold lessons for coping with climate change and rising sea levels today.

Utilising natural ways to clean up wastewater brings hope of major benefits in India

European researchers are working alongside Indian experts to rethink the collection, decontamination and reuse of sewage in the world’s most populous country.

Built environment game changer: How startup makes property assessments as straightforward as taking a photo

The startup Hosta a.i. analyses images to produce precise measurements of spaces, detailed floor plans, 3D models of rooms, and bills of materials. It can also evaluate the conditions of materials to assess damage and identify risks, such as the use of flammable materials or inadequate sprinkler to volume ratios.

Comparison of hot and ambient water for injection production for use in the pharma industry

Magdalena Korneluk, chemical and biopharmaceutical engineering, Munster Technology University, writes: 'This project was undertaken as part of final-year engineering research project to determine the optimal process for water for injection (WFI) production in terms of water consumption, energy requirements, sustainability and overall cost.'

No longer seen as 'crazy engineers' for wanting to bring sails back to ships – but visionaries

'When we started, we were seen as crazy engineers for wanting to bring sails back to ships,' says aeronautical engineer Cristina Aleixendri, 'but when we speak to shipowners today, they tell us we’ll go back to wind and it will never be abandoned.'

China close to completing its highest hydroelectric project at more than 5,000m

The Maerdang plant will have a total installed capacity of about 2.2 million kW.


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