Engineering and Technology (EET)
program supports research with the goal of applying engineering principles
to reduce adverse effects of solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges into land,
fresh and ocean waters and air that result from human activity and impair
the value of those resources in the context of ecological tenets. It
also supports research on innovative biological, chemical, and physical processes
used alone or as components of engineered systems to restore the usefulness
of polluted land, water, and air resources.
program emphasizes engineering principles underlying pollution avoidance
as well as pollution treatment and remediation. Research for improved
sensors, innovative production processes, waste reduction and recycling,
and industrial ecology are important to this program. Research may be directed
toward improving the cost effectiveness of pollution avoidance as well as
developing new principles for pollution avoidance technologies.
by the program must become an important component in the education and
development of students, possibly across many academic levels, for the
environmental workforce of the future.
research areas include:
systems and methodologies that support the tenets of industrial ecology
so that industrial systems make most efficient use of energy and materials
resources while minimizing unwanted environmental impacts.
for minimizing or avoiding point source and non-point source pollution.
This includes recovery, recycling, and reuse technology as well as systems
for containment of pollutants.
assessment models for understanding anthropogenically-stressed environmental
goals for environmental cyberinfrastructure for data and information technology
used in engineering modeling, analysis and visualization.
which address problems such as recycling, material recovery, disassembly,
remanufacturing, life-cycle analysis and pollution prevention.
of modern analytical methodologies for process control and elucidation
of process kinetics.
and instrumentation to monitor environmental processes and contaminants
for control and feedback.
oxidation technologies such as ozonation, radiation, photolysis, nonthermal
plasmas, ionizing radiation, electrohydraulic cavitation, sonolysis, and
supercritical oxidation for destruction of environmental contaminants.
issues regarding management of residues derived from processing of water
Review Procedures and Target Dates.
All proposals must be prepared in accordance with instructions
contained in the NSF
Grant Proposal Guide (NSF 04-23) and must be submitted electronically
by October 29, 2004. This will be the only target
date for EET FY'05 unsolicited proposals.
All proposals are reviewed according to the merit review criteria,
described in the NSF
Grant Proposal Guide.
Reviews are conducted
by a combination of panels and ad-hoc reviews with no deadlines for
may be interested in a program announcement for research in Technology
for a Sustainable Environment sponsored
jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency and the NSF.
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