UT Arlington researchers help expand Denton gas power's project
Denton powers about 1,600 homes with methane captured from the city
landfill — gas created after the city started adding water to the pile
in 2008, the Denton Record-Chronicle
reported. Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are
helping to double that power-generating capacity. The project is the
first of its kind in Texas, according to UT Arlington’s lead researcher,
Sahadat Hossain. Landfills typically are kept covered and dry in order
to limit methane emissions, said Hossain, an associate professor of
civil engineering and internationally renowned expert on landfill
Recent work by UT Arlington assistant biology professor Jorge Rodrigues
was featured in the Editor's Choice feature of the Jan. 11 edition of Science.
The international team of which Dr. Rodrigues was a part has revealed a
new concern about deforestation in the Amazon rainforest – a troubling
net loss in the diversity among the microbial organisms responsible for a
functioning ecosystem. Babur Mirza, another UT Arlington researcher, is
a co-author on the paper.
reported that The University of Texas at Arlington built a database
that will aid law enforcement, nonprofit and social work personnel in
the fight against child sex trafficking.