Day: August 6, 2012

Pearce Research in Environmental Health Perspectives

The SODIS Method

The research of Associate Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) on solar water disinfection was featured in the August issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Purifying Drinking Water with Sun, Salt, and Limes

Sun, salt, and lime juice may sound like ingredients for a vacation margarita, but recent research suggests they can also be used to help purify drinking water easily and cheaply—the type of solutions needed by millions of people in developing countries.

According to research leader Joshua Pearce, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University, if you can read the headlines of a newspaper placed under a bottle of water, you have reduced the turbidity to below the 30-NTU SODIS threshold. “This provides an easy-to-understand sign for people outside of a laboratory that water has been sufficiently cleared for the SODIS treatment to work,” he says.

Read more at Environmental Health Perspectives, by Adrian Burton.

Entry Level Metallurgist – Production Supervisor – Caster Supervisor

HB Consultants LLC has the following job openings.
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Entry level metallurgist for a metals facility in California.  Candidates must have a BS Metl or Material Science degree and a co-op or internship in the metals (any type) industry.  Excellent salary and benefits.
Entry Level Metallurgist/Production Supervisor – must have any engineering degree however preference will be given to BS Metl, Matl Sci, Chem, or Ch Eng degree with less than 3 years experience.  Company is located in Columbus OH.  Will work AM shift and start as a production supervisor learning manufacturing process and operations.  Must be willing to work  in a dirty mill environment.  Company may also consider candidates with 7-10 years experience.
Caster Supervisor.  Entry level position – candidate should either possess a technical engineering degree or will consider a non-degreed candidate with military experience who held an E5 level or higher and had demonstrated leadership abilities.  Will be trained in the technical aspects of steel mill caster processes.  Located in NE OH.  Must be willing to work as a supervisor in a mill environment.