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Lindsey Conlan ’18 Studies A Novel Recycling Process to Reclaim Concrete Aggregate

November 17th, 2017

 

Lindsey Conlan ’18 is a senior concentrating in civil and environmental engineering who spent her summer as an intern at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University researching ways to recycle the gravel used in concrete. In the United States, the largest end use of gravel, known in the industry as natural aggregate, is for concrete production. Mining for aggregate has environmental impacts on a local and regional scale through mud and rock slides, changes in the water table, biodiversity, and carbon sink loss due to clearing vegetation. Conlan worked with Claire White, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Conlan said her involvement with the program helped expand her experience with lab equipment and further piqued her interest in environmental issues and life cycle analysis of materials.

To read more about Lindsey Conlan's research and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, click here.

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