Lansing scientist presents renewable energy research
Lansing resident David Drake, a project officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan., presented results of his research to the Geological Society of America during its 116th annual meeting last month in Denver.
The EPA scientist discussed a pilot study on how renewable energy can be used to clean up groundwater at the Army ammunition plant in Mead, Neb. The study shows how a wind turbine can be used to circulate ground water to remove contaminants.
Drake said the project would greatly reduce long-term operating and maintenance costs and conserves fossil fuel resources.
Drake has worked at EPA for more than 11 years and had previously worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
More than 6,000 geoscientists attended the meeting.
More like this story
- Backyard Beauty: Basehor area resident turns yard into wildlife habitat
- Kansas City Connection: Where comics, movies and TV shows come to life
- Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
- Kansas City Connection: Tour spotlights how things are growing in urban gardens, farms
- Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday