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Tarunjit ButaliaTarunjit Butalia, research associate professor in the Ohio State Department of Civil, Environment and Geodetic Engineering and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), was awarded a five lakh or $7,635 grant from the U.S. Consulate Mumbai to research the sustainability of waste fly ash for mine placement in an environment-friendly manner.

Fly ash, also known as pulverized fuel ash, is a coal combustion product composed of fine particles driven out of the boiler with flue gases and produces potentially poisonous chemicals. It is an industrial waste produced in coal mines which was generally released into the atmosphere. Air pollution control standards now require it be captured prior to release by fitting pollution control equipment. Some industries store fly ash wet which often leads to ground water, surface water and soil contamination.

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India Sultana and AnilOhio State astronomy professors Sultana Nahar and Anil Pradhan received a new grant from the U.S. Consulate New Delhi to organize nine workshops in several cities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for young women.

With a global trend constantly moving towards technological development with an emphasis on the STEM fields as an important source of employment in the national and international arena, the potential impact of this grant encourages more female Indian students to consider higher education.

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Bhavik Bakshi, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, recently visited India to attend the IIT-Bombay Symposium on Sustainable Development on July 26, 2017. As one of the organizers and a research expert in sustainable engineering, he presented at the conference.


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