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Study finds high levels of PFAS in school uniforms

Study finds high levels of PFAS in school uniforms
In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, the University of Toronto and the Green Science Policy Institute analyzed a variety of children’s textiles. Fluorine was detected in 65 percent of samples tested.

New paper on wastewater-based epidemiology on Monkeypox published in ES&T

New paper on wastewater-based epidemiology on Monkeypox published in ES&T
In this study lead by Chen and Bibby,  a model-based framework was used to predict the likelihood of detecting Monkeypox in wastewater under various circumstances (e.g., detection limits; wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) flow rates). Authors estimated the distributions of Monkeypox DNA wastewater concentrations based upon prior shedding reports and use...

Removing heavy metals from water with innovative 3D-printed filters

Removing heavy metals from water with innovative 3D-printed filters
Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have developed a highly effective filter for removing lead and other toxic heavy metals from water. The new filter is sensitive enough to identify and capture one metal ion, even when mixed with a million other molecules, according to William Phillip, the...

Six Notre Dame faculty receive prestigious NSF early career awards

Six Notre Dame faculty receive prestigious NSF early career awards
This year, six researchers at the University of Notre Dame have received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious award for early career researchers. Since 2014, Notre Dame faculty have earned 61 of these nationally competitive awards. The Early Career Development (CAREER) awards…

Researchers test drinking water, face masks for PFAS

Researchers test drinking water, face masks for PFAS
Scientists at the University of Notre Dame studying the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in consumer products and textiles have expanded their search for potential sources of PFAS exposure — developing an effective method of testing for PFAS in drinking water and adding face masks to a growing...

Conversations sparked by 2021-22 Notre Dame Forum will last far longer than a year

Conversations sparked by 2021-22 Notre Dame Forum will last far longer than a year
Global warming, climate change, just transition and sustainability are hardly new topics on campus. For years, various groups of academics, administrators, students and staff at the University of Notre Dame have faithfully tackled questions related to these subject matters through campus events and initiatives, coursework, clubs, strategic plans, research pursuits...