CowPie2Pellets Case Study
Reducing Pollution With Bioreactor Design
I wrote an environmental consulting report with my teammate as a part of Northwestern University's Projects Practicum in Environmental Engineering (CIV_ENV 395)
course for CowPie2Pellets, a fictional processing facility that converts raw manure into dry pellets that can be burned for fuel.
Through working on this project, I gained a thorough understanding of various environmental transport processes and how reactor theories
can be applied to real-world situations.
Porous media transport to perform damage analysis of leaking contaminants in groundwater
Bioreactor mass balance to determine the efficiencies of different biological treatment methods in an oxidation pond
Plug flow reactor theory to calculate the optimal parameters for a trickling biofilm reactor from an economic standpoint
Check out our full report to see how we applied the theories above to make practical business recommendations