When COVID-19 hit, most of The Ohio State University-home of the Buckeyes in the state capital of Columbus-shut down. But the Applied Microbiology Services Laboratory (ASML) within its Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) stayed open.

“The Buckeyes are amazing students,” says Seth Faith, who serves as the executive director for the Center of Microbiome Science and strategic alliance officer for IDI, but also supervises the lab. “A lot of them are hungry and passionate. At least one individual working in the lab had family in Wuhan, China, and they hadn’t seen their family for two years. They wanted to be a part of solving this pandemic.”

Over the next two years or so, AMSL employed 88 lab workers at various times, who administered more than 850,000 PCR diagnostic tests for COVID-19, with an average turnaround time of 8.75 hours.

Meanwhile, an OSU professor named Karen Dannemiller had been going into homes and businesses looking for toxic chemicals in the built environment. She was also looking at microorganisms that could cause allergies or otherwise affect human health.

In the fall of 2020, Dannemiller and her team went into the isolation rooms on campus, where students who had tested positive for COVID-19 were staying for seven to 10 days. They went in on a research protocol to see if they could find coronavirus in the built environment. Indeed, through PCR testing, Dannemiller and her team found that the highest loads of coronavirus were present in the vacuum bags collected from cleaning the carpet in those rooms.

“We can literally go into any room, any building, any floor, and know the specificity.” – Seth Faith, Infectious Diseases Institute

Collecting dust

Faith explains that with a respiratory virus, a person breathes out particles that will land in the space around them, not necessarily go into the HVAC system: “The biological materials have a charge associated with them and they accumulate. That’s what dust is. The virus gets entangled in this, and we can detect it with lab technology.” He reached out to Dannemiller and suggested making her experiment operational. “We optimized her protocol. We made it more sensitive. We made it more efficient, more streamlined, and then found a way to help report data.”

Each week they conducted PCR tests to measure the relative rise and fall of virus levels from dust collected on different floors of strategically chosen buildings on campus. But Faith wanted to take testing a step further. He proposed they produce the sequence information for the virus to understand not just the level of viral load but what variants were present on campus. So his genomics team modified their existing COVIDSeq protocol on their NextSeq2000s for environmental samples and produced completely resolved full SARS-CoV-2 genomes from dust. And sure enough, when levels of the omicron variant rose in their student population, they found the same pattern emerging in the dust.

“Take a building like a library that’s fourteen stories tall,” Faith explains. “Where would you expect the virus to be prevalent? Most people guess the lobby. That’s not what our data show. The lobby actually has one of the lower levels of viral load, and the highest levels are where people are spending a prolonged period of time, and probably unmasked.” They now have a lot of data taken during a time when the university required masks, and it shows that the students who got comfortable and even ate in the study areas were more likely to put the virus into the environment where the lab would detect it.

OSU has greenlighted funding for weekly sample collecting from strategic sites and laboratory processing through summer 2023. “This will help us tremendously, because all people-testing is voluntary at this point. We have this huge loss of data. We went from testing nearly 10,000 people a day to testing 10, so we don’t know the distribution on campus. That health surveillance is filling this gap.”

Faith is delighted that sequence information can be obtained through a targeted but noninvasive method. And since they’re using what’s in the waste stream, he draws a parallel with wastewater surveillance. “Vacuum cleaner bags are just going in the trash can. And now we’ve found a way to take that trash and give people public health data from it.”

Faith also plans to add influenza testing to their project scope. In 2021, Dannemiller won an NIH grant to build out coronavirus and influenza testing in Columbus elementary schools.

Among their other projects, AMSL recently received a $700,000 grant to continue sequencing wastewater samples from 60-plus wastewater treatment plants and 10 Ohio universities and submit the data to the National Wastewater Surveillance System.

Co-lead for dust project

Data for public health and the greater good

“With every outbreak, we’re going to need some sort of genomic technology to manage it,” Faith says. “The whole future of pathogen diagnostics is sequencing based-hands down.” He envisions a future when airports or restaurants use dust surveillance to ensure public health safety.

Meantime, Faith is excited to prepare his students for the future, and the opportunities that AMSL affords. “I’m not familiar with any students having experience using instruments worth half a million dollars or dealing with data sets that are a terabyte in size.” He plans to focus on helping students gain bioinformatics skills. “Illumina has made sequencing accessible to everyone. The first step was on the lab side-anyone can make data off a NextSeq. But now we want students to be able to analyze and report large data sets.

“Since OSU was established as an engineering and trade school, they’ve had 150 years to figure out how to train people in what was industry in Ohio. Ford and Honda both have a big presence, and our engineering college does a really great job at finding opportunities for those students to interact with and solve problems for the auto industry. But now biotech is exploding. I feel like biology is having its engineering moment.”

That’s one thing an engineer can’t tell you: if there’s a virus hovering in the Hoover, or the delta variant in the Dyson.

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Intrapartum monitoring device is a type of fetal monitoring device, used for assessing uterine activity and fetal heart rate patterns during the onset of labor.

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National report finds increasing numbers of Pennsylvania schools are reaping the benefits of going solar as new federal funding and assistance become available

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According to a new national report on schools’ adoption of solar published last week by nonprofit Generation180, Pennsylvania ranked 11th in the nation for the amount of solar installed by its K-12 schools, climbing up from 13th place two years ago. Since 2020, the amount of solar installed by Pennsylvania schools more than doubled from 14.5 MW to 29 MW, enough clean power to reduce carbon dioxide emissions equal to taking 5,000 gas powered vehicles off the road.

In the report, Brighter Future: A Study of Solar on K-12 Schools, 4th edition, Pennsylvania ranked 20th in the country for the number of schools with solar. The Commonwealth jumped up five spots in the rankings in two years due to 70% growth in the number of solar schools since 2020, rising from 63 to 107 solar schools.

The growth of solar adoption by Pennsylvania schools reflects the national trends reported on by Generation180. Since 2015, the amount of solar installed by nationwide K-12 schools has tripled and the number of schools with solar has doubled. Today, over 6 million students now attend more than 8,400 schools nationwide that utilize solar power. Solar energy offsets electricity at nearly 1 in 10 (9%) K-12 schools in the United States.

Across the country, schools with budgets of all sizes are going solar through third-party partnerships that remove the barrier of upfront costs and help schools see immediate energy cost savings. The report found that 87% of solar power installed at U.S. schools was funded through these third-party arrangements and the remainder was purchased and owned directly by schools. Generation180 found that the use of third-party ownership to fund solar projects for schools is also growing in Pennsylvania. Between 2020-2022, nearly three-quarters of solar capacity installed at statewide schools used this funding mechanism that requires little-to-no upfront costs for schools.

“Pennsylvania is poised to become a leader in solar adoption by schools,” said Shannon Crooker, Pennsylvania Director of Generation180. “Over the past two years, school districts across the state have doubled down on solar energy to balance their budgets and save millions in long-term energy costs. Now is the time for all Pennsylvania schools to access the financial, educational, and community benefits of going solar.”

The report findings come at a time of unprecedented momentum and historic federal investment in clean energy that will accelerate solar adoption by schools. The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will set up a $500 million fund that will be distributed as grants for energy upgrades at public schools. The new Inflation Reduction Act allocates $369 billion towards building a clean energy economy and enables schools and other tax-exempt entities to receive a direct payment valued at 30% of the cost of a solar energy project.

Generation180 has recently announced free resources to make it easier for Pennsylvania schools to switch to solar. Through a partnership with Pennsylvania Solar Center, schools can enroll in the G.E.T. Solar for Schools program and receive free technical assistance and guidance through every step of the solar procurement process.

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The process of refining and smelting scrap metals and metal ores to obtain pure metal need chemicals at every step of the metal processing.

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PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, August 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Allied Market Research recently published a report titled, “Metal Processing Chemicals Market By Product type (Cleaner and Degreaser, Pre-Paint Conversion Coating, Cold Forming Conversion Coatings, Paint Strippers/Removers, Rust Preventives, Miscellaneous Pre-treatment Chemicals, Heat Treatment Salts, Machining Fluids) By Processing Technique (Casting, Smelting, Hammering, Welding and Cutting, Sintering, Shaping, Other)By Application (Aerospace, Automotive, Transportation, Metal Fabrication )Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2030”. According to the report, the recent technological advancements and launch of new products have a significant influence on the growth. The report includes a detailed analysis of the market trends, major driving factors, prime market players, and top investment pockets. It is vital for new market entrants, stakeholders, and shareholders to make informed decisions about their investments. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The Metal Processing Chemicals Market report includes an analysis of the top 10 market players that are active in the market. The study includes sales, revenue analysis, and production of these companies. The prime market players are China, Japan, and South Korea Deluxe Metal Processing Chemicals (P) Ltd., Troy Chemical Industries, Inc., Henkel Australia Pty. Ltd., Kemira, Quaker Chemical Corporation, Royal Chemical Company, The Shepherd Chemical Company, Almetron Ltd, Lockhart Chemical Company. Other market players have adopted several business strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, partnerships, and collaborations to maintain their foothold in the market.

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The global Metal Processing Chemicals Market report outlines the upstream raw materials, marketing channels, downstream customer surveys, and industry development trends to provide detailed information about major manufacturing equipment suppliers, major distributors, raw materials suppliers, and major customers.

The Metal Processing Chemicals industry is studied on the basis of geography along with the competitive landscape in every region. The report targets North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa). These insights aid to devise business strategies and how to react to new lucrative opportunities.

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