AQUOpool Library
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The AQUOpool library is a repository of research papers and projects contributed by Aquosus Potentia members, covering water contamination, waterborne diseases, filtration, purification and sanitation.  Others have researched solar energy and alternative energy, such as wind, wave or biofuel solutions.  Many renewable resources are considered, from algae to bamboo to hemp. 
 
Every paper has a bibliography, all of which have been compiled into massive bibliographies below so that others can easily share in the research and combine ideas for a better future. 
The research papers collected from our members.

Document Library

NameDescription
DocumentAquosus Potentia White PaperWhite paper with details about the Aquosus Potentia project
Document1 Sun + 8 Bits = H2O AbstractNick Christensen's abstract on optimizing solar panels for a water distillation application
DocumentThe Circle of LifeAlexa Blakely shows how aquaponics and hydroponics can be combined to form bioponics.
DocumentWater Crisis: Sanitation is a Global IssueTemeka Shuford explains how water contamination and the need for sanitation is a global issue.
DocumentWater Pollution and ContaminationSharanda Norman’s paper explores many different types of contamination.
DocumentWater Pollution and Contamination AbstractSharanda Norman's abstract for her paper on water pollution and contamination
DocumentFoundations of PhotovoltaicsNick Christensen briefly explains the physics of solar energy.
DocumentCholera in HaitiBrandon Jones examines the outbreak of cholera, a disease spread by contaminated water, in Haiti.
DocumentThe Sunny Side of It All: The Investigation of SODIS Water PurificationAmanda Field investigates the SODIS method of solar purification of water.
DocumentWhat’s Buggin’ You, GiardiasisMitzi Swift describes the microscopic giardia intestinal parasite that must be combated with proper water filtration and hygiene.
DocumentCERCLA: Legal Response to Toxic Waste ContaminationSharanda Norman delineates the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, a legal response to serious contaminations, such as Love Canal and Times Beach.
DocumentNovel Photovoltaic TechnologyNick Christensen gives an overview of some new types of solar energy.
DocumentDrought in KenyaLaila Goston, from Cameroon, decries the drought in the Horn of Africa that is causing famine and widespread malnutrition.
DocumentNeed for BiofuelTavares Childs calls for biofuels made from plants or biological-based oils as a possible resolution for our nation’s fuel crisis, providing a “greener” alternative.
DocumentAlabama and Georgia Water WarsLaToya Davis insists that the legal dispute between Alabama and Georgia over water supplies needs to be solved.
DocumentWaterborne Diseases in AfricaMauria Crayton is concerned that Africa, facing serious waterborne diseases, is in need of better sanitation and clean water.
DocumentPhotolithographyNick Christensen's paper on photolithography, the process of creating computer chips by etching silicon wafers with light.
DocumentArsenic PoisoningGeoff Welch's paper on arsenic contamination in Bangladesh's water sources.
DocumentCloud ComputingDawn Sellers considers cloud computing as a way to conserve energy.
DocumentConverting Cooking Oil into BiodieselJames Perry explains the benefits of biodiesel made from cooking oil.
DocumentBiomassRobyn Bentley discusses the conversion of organic waste into usuable energy.
DocumentSolar Electric CarMarvin Lee describes a potential car that uses both solar and electrical energy.
DocumentElectric Vehicles: History and EfficiencyJoel Tinker delineates the history and efficiency of electric vehicles, part of his background research on constructing and testing an electric car, which won his status as an INTERNATIONAL Science Fair FINALIST for three years.
DocumentEthanol: Beneficial or Worthless?Phyllis Anthony weighs the pros and cons of producing ethanol.
DocumentKeystone XL Pipeline: A StopgapPatrick Hart examines the need for the Keystone Pipeline as an efficient stopgap measure until more renewable resources are available.
DocumentA Solar Stirling Renewable Energy Power System for Earth and Space ApplicationsNathan Tinker researched the feasibility of using solar Stirling power systems for both earth and space environments, leading to his 4-year status of FINALIST in the International Science and Engineering Fair.
DocumentBottled Water vs Tap WaterDarrell Goodson explores the difference in water standards concerning bottled water and tap water.
DocumentWaterbourne DiseasesDarrell Goodson looks at what waterbourne diseases could exist in bottled water.
DocumentHarnessing the Power of TidesJessica Griffin explains how power can be generated from the wave motion of tides.
DocumentSolar Energy: Empowering HondurasJasmine Walton describes how solar energy can be helpful in Honduras.
DocumentWater Pollution: Desalination Processes to Clean the Water SupplyEddie Crapps details the processes involved in desalinating water supplies.
DocumentEngineering an Affordable Electric Vehicle: Conversion and Range OptimizationJoel Tinker explains how electric vehicles are created and describes the process he followed to create and test his own electric vehicle.
DocumentWater Dawgs Lead the Way!: The Army's Water TreatmentAIC Water Treatment Specialist Warren describes how the Army finds water supplies and the process used for purifying, storing and distributing them.
DocumentWater...I'll Drink to That!Paul Boulet traces the earliest simple water purification methods used for improving taste, to the efficacy of methods used today, in light of health-related issues. This paper was given 1st place cash award by Aquosus Potentia at the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair 2012.
DocumentOcean EnergyAmanda Lockamy gives brief explanations of three types of ocean energy: wave energy, tidal energy and Ocean Thermal Conversion.
DocumentWater's Unique PropertiesNick Christensen’s essay discusses the primary attributes of water.
DocumentAlgae: A Renewable ResourceRicheda Page explores alternative ways to produce biofuel from algae.
DocumentCompostingMarti Spivey gives a brief history of composting, explains why it is helpful and describes alternative ways to accomplish it.
DocumentRenewable Resources: A Brighter and Better FutureJames Brantley offers some examples of ways solar energy, even in small, rural villages, can help the economy and the environment.
DocumentLack of Water in AfricaMichelle Flowers reviews diseases and problems caused by contaminated water in Africa and promotes the usage of recycle dc motors and solar pumps for inexpensive water filtration.
DocumentHemp: An Agricultural Super-Crop Held HostageThomas Reeves makes a convincing argument for legalizing hemp as an extremely valuable renewal resource.
DocumentWater Pollution and Waste Management in ChinaLa’Starshia Davis’ paper studies the severe problem with water pollution and waste management faced by China today.
DocumentOne Man’s Trash Everyone Else’s Undiscovered Treasure?Amber Rose looks into how the municipal waste could be put to better use by converting it into an energy source instead of filling landfills.
DocumentBamboo Bio CharKatina Platt highlights a potential point-of-use solution to water filtration: a very simple stove made of cans to make bamboo char to use as a natural filter.
DocumentPower of the WindJasmine Edwards’ paper, “Power of the Wind: The Beginning of Energy Freedom” discusses some of the advantages of wind energy from a sociopolitical and economic perspective.
DocumentWater Purification 2013Nick Christensen describes different methods of purifying water.
DocumentSolar Energy as a Renewable ResourceCharles Lewis considers the history of solar energy usage and ways that business can develop solar energy applications.
DocumentNuclear Power: A Powerful Energy SourceJonae Reynolds promotes the use of nuclear power, both fusion and fission, as a powerful energy source for water desalination and other worldwide use.
DocumentA Case for Residental Solar PowerGarland Coleman makes the point that residental solar power could help reduce strain on the national power grid.
DocumentCarbon Dioxide: A Renewable Resource?Brandon Dean looks at how carbon dioxide could be used as a renewable resource.
DocumentSubmitting to the Wrath of Fossil Fuels: Are Biofuels Our Holy Grail?Terrance Jefferson examines biofuels as the way to replace fossil fuels.
DocumentHemp: A Renewable ResourceShannon Phillips examines hemp as a possible renewable resource.
DocumentOcean Wave EnergyJontai Reynolds investigates how ocean waves could be used for energy.
DocumentFrom Rubbish to RichesNicole Ring makes the case that waste from hospitals should be recycled.
DocumentWest Virginia Clean-Up: Coal Mine Chemical SpillDominique Ward investigates the consequences of a chemical spill from a coal mine in West Virginia.
DocumentHydroponics: Future of Farming and Healthy EatingKayla Wert explains how hydroponics is the future of farming and can lead to healthier eating habits.
DocumentA Case for Residental Solar PowerGarland Coleman makes the point that residental solar power could help reduce strain on the national power grid.
DocumentSolar Energy in Business ApplicationsChris Spraker uncovers new information about how solar power in business applications can save energy.
DocumentLife after Death: The Environmental Benefits of Natural IntermentBrianna Layfield explores the unusual topic of natural interment as a way to preserve resources.
DocumentRenewable Resources: Water ContaminationBrittany Burchfield pleads for more water treatment facilities to combat water contamination.
DocumentThe Lithium-Ion BatteryAdrias Scott found new developments in the lithium-ion battery.
DocumentBio BurialAmanda Edwards considered “green burial,” including the relatively new process of alkaline hydrolysis.
DocumentBriquettes Not Just for Your BarbecueKaren Faulkner suggests compressing waste paper and other materials into fuel briquettes.
DocumentElectric Power: Industrial Billing Penalties and the Truth about Power FactorNick Christensen explains what the power factor is and why it is important for elecrtric power companies to change the way they bill businesses for using their power.
DocumentSailing the Solar System: Solar Wind as a Method of PropulsionNick Christensen discusses solar sail technology as well as looks at the novel E-Sail technology.
DocumentThorium Nuclear ReactorsNick Christensen describes the benefits of thorium as a nuclear fuel.
DocumentPerpetual Motion Devices and MachinesJoshua Barrett reviews several historical attempts in building a perpetual motion machine and suggests more research would be worthwhile.
DocumentSolar LED Lighting SystemsAmanda Brooks suggests that the U.S. should install more solar LED lighting systems, which are very efficient and could be especially helpful in emergency situations.
DocumentBamboo: Savior of the PlanetJohnathan Cook promotes the use of bamboo; it can be used for many products and even used for water purification and carbon sequestration.
DocumentAlternative Energy: Nuclear EnergyJoseph Ganjei asserts that nuclear energy, despite a bad reputation, is the solution to the energy crisis because of its low co2 emissions, safety record and great efficiency, especially the generation-four nuclear power plants using thorium.
DocumentThe Contamination of Life's Vital ResourceLee Maddox, Jr., researches extreme lake and ocean contamination, such as Valdez, BP Oil Spill, and the recent Toledo cyanobacteria problem.
DocumentGlobal WarmingMarcia Lee examines alternate viewpoints, possible causes of, and possible solutions to global warming.
DocumentBiomass EnergyArther Faire looks at using biomass in place of petroleum fuel for daily use.
DocumentWind Energy for a Healthier FutureAshely Driver examines the pros and cons of wind energy.
DocumentConverting Animal Fat into BiodieselJaQuasha Rumph looks into using animal fat as a source for biodiesel fuel.
DocumentOld Tires: The Problem and the SolutionTyerickson Rodgers looks into the unusual concept of recycling old tires.
DocumentGeothermal EnergyLes Miller discuesses issues with harnessing geothermal energy.
DocumentHydroponicsSara Camp describes the varied applications of hydroponics, especially as used in a mission to feed the community in Jicamara, Peru, in the Andes Mountains.
DocumentHydraulic Fracturing: Economic Necessity or Environmental Calamity?Allen Kline considers the pros, but especially the cons, in hydraulic fracturing and its relationship to recent earthquakes.
DocumentCoal: A Foul Fossil FuelJessica LeClear warns of the dangers of continuing to use coal, which produces hazardous waste.
DocumentShould Hemp Be Legalized for Production in America?Carolyn Bridson shows that growing hemp should be legalized, especially for use in cleaner paper production.
DocumentWaterborne Diseases: Eradicating the Guinea WormDaphne Guy researches the progress made in eradicating Guinea Worm Disease, especially in Ghana.
DocumentUses of Bamboo PlantsPaige Hopp points out the many uses of bamboo from a building material to food and clothing.
DocumentElectric Cars: Good or Bad for the Economy?Tara Jackson-Williams reflects on the advantages and disadvantages of various electric plug-in cars and the hydrogen fuel cell cars.
DocumentHydraulic FracturingNicholas Brigandi considers the benefits and dangerous side effects of fracking.
DocumentContaminated WaterKellcie Burch explains how water contamination is spread, cleaned, and prevented.
DocumentGiardiasisHaley Cauthen highlights the problems with giardiasis spread by water.
DocumentCholeraHolly Davis investigates the epidemic of cholera in Haiti and historically.
DocumentEthanolRachel Durand weighs the pros and cons of using ethanol in fuel.
DocumentWasting WaterKatelyn Hodo traces the history and pathology of waterborne dysentery.
DocumentTapped or CappedLaSonya Lilly compares bottled water with tap water.
DocumentWater in AfghanistanLaWanda McErvin shares her experience of water contamination in Afghanistan.
DocumentHydroponicsJoe Race encourages the use of aquaponics for farming.
DocumentLead PoisoningCynthia Dollar explains the symptoms and solutions for lead poisoning.
DocumentHydroelectricity: Using Water to Generate ElectricityLaQuida Trimble reviews the advantages and disadvantages of the class green energy, hydroelectricity.
DocumentNegev: The Oasis in the DesertMark Stephens spotlights the ancient irrigation methods being used to renovate Israel's Negev Desert.
DocumentPlastic: The New Silent KillerSarah Cokran argues that instead of recycling plastic because of its hidden toxins, we should be looking for safer alternatives.
DocumentIs Tap Water Just As Safe As Bottled Water?Shermika Jackson delves into the reasons tap water is as safe or safer than bottled water.
DocumentNuclear Fusion, the way of the Future?Steven Robinson acknowledges that nuclear fusion is the potential answer to energy development, but asks if the massive amount of cost and time is worth it.
DocumentHaiti’s Fresh Start ProgramPerdale Johnson outlines an efficient way to rebuild Haiti, using dome houses, inexpensive water treatment and a novel urine-based electricity generation.
DocumentDesalinationStephen Jones considers the need for fresh water and the efficacy of using sea water in his paper on desalination.
DocumentRainwater HarvestingAshlee Harris recommends the use of rain barrels and community rainwater tanks to conserve water.
DocumentSolar Panels for AllCynthia L. Michaud suggests federal government financial assistance should be available for low-income families who want to install solar panels.
DocumentAlgae BiofuelMichael Sherman discusses the importance of switching to biofuel, especially algae biofuel.
DocumentOpt-Out, Lead-Out: Flint, MichganKrystle Wright insists the federal government must support fixes for the infrastructure of the water systems in America, such as the one that caused lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.
DocumentDwelling in the Mist, Legionnaires’ DiseaseCody Dingman warns about the necessity of maintenance on air conditioning cooling towers in order to prevent spreading Legionnaires’ disease through the mist.
The bibliography compilation from our members' research papers.

Document Library

NameDescription
DocumentComputer Technology ReferencesReferences on computer technology.
DocumentSolar Energy ReferencesReferences on solar energy sources.
DocumentAlternative Energy ReferencesReferences on non-solar alternative energy sources.
DocumentMiscellaneous ReferencesReferences that do not fit into the other categories.
DocumentWater ReferencesReferences on water purification technologies.