A number of Drexel University researchers helped the public better understand what happened and the city’s response during the week – shedding light on health risks associated with the chemical that leaked from a latex plant in Bucks County into a tributary of the Delaware; Philadelphia’s water testing and treatment process; and the city’s emergency response procedures.
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Q+A: Could Wastewater Surveillance Help Us Spot The Next Pandemic?
A number of cities across the country have been using regular testing of sewage to spot genetic signs of COVID-19 and other diseases. The process, called wastewater surveillance, gives municipalities an edge in responding to […]
Q+A: What’s Preventing More Close-Calls on Airport Runways?
Two planes missed colliding on the runway at New York’s JFK Airport by about 1,000 feet last week. With hundreds of flights arriving and departing the airport each day, even the smallest miscommunication or misunderstanding […]
Q+A: A Year After Surfside, Are Our Buildings and Infrastructure Any Safer?
In the aftermath of tragedies, like last year’s collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside Florida, conversations inevitably shift to gleaning some lesson amid the sadness and chaos, a kernel of wisdom […]
Q+A: How Does Working from Home Change the Way We Use and Conserve Energy?
Architectural engineering expert Simi Hoque explains how the pandemic has affected our energy use and how to conserve energy when working from home.
Q+A: Learning From the Tragic Collapse of Surfside, Florida’s Champlain Towers South Could Save Lives and Make Buildings Safer Across the country
Drexel College of Engineering structural engineering expert Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, discusses how building safety and inspection codes and policies are likely to change in light of the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South.
Q+A: How Will COVID-19 Change Building Ventilation Standards?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated guidance to acknowledge that COVID-19 is primarily being spread through the air we breathe. While research has indicated as much for quite some time, the formal […]
Q+A: Are Supercapacitors Ready to Step Out of Batteries’ Shadow
Most Americans have supported the idea of using more renewable energy sources, less fossil fuels and being less wasteful for some time. But a big key to untethering ourselves from current consumption habits – like […]
Q+A: What Is The Pandemic Teaching Us About Confronting Climate Change?
One small bright spot amid the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic is the worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions — the result of stay-at-home orders curtailing car travel. Though many experts expect these gains in […]
Q+A: Why Ventilation is Critical for Offices and Restaurants Reopening During the Pandemic
Over the last few months public health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has called on people to wash hands, stifle sneezes, wear masks and keep their distance — measures to contain particles expelled […]