2003

Problem Statement

⇒ WASTE-MANAGEMENT TRACK

Task 2:           Arsenic Treatment for Small Water Delivery and Domestic Water Systems
Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective treatment technology to remove arsenic from drinking water in small water delivery systems and domestic water systems.
Task 3:           Copper Recovery from Waste Stream in Semiconductor Industry
Develop and demonstrate a new procedure(s) to separate copper and solid waste in the slurry waste from the manufacturing process of chemical mechanical polishing in chip manufacturing.
Task 7:           Controlling Arsenic and other Heavy Metals in Waste Waters from Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing
Develop and demonstrate an improved technology for reducing the concentrations of gallium, arsenic and phosphorus metals in the wastewaters discharged from compound semiconductor manufacturing sites.

⇒ SUSTAINABILITY Track

Task 11:         Bio-Products from Forest Thinning Operations
Develop and implement alternative technologies that would be economically feasible for developing bio-products from forest thinning.
Task 12:         Sustainable Energy for the Future
Develop and demonstrate an optimization technique for generation and usage of electricity from a combination of coal, nuclear, and gas fired plants.  Your proposed method should also include up to 10% renewable energy.
Task 13:         Water Recovery from the Operation of Brick Kilns in the Desert Southwest
Design and demonstrate a non-potable water recovery system that can be incorporated into the innovative dual kiln concept.  The collected water is to be recycled back to the brick making process.
Task 14:         Reduction of fecal bacterial load in Produce Irrigation Water
Develop and demonstrate a practical and cost effective method for reducing or eliminating fecal bacterial load in agricultural water.  The user would be an individual grower or small group of growers.
Task 15:         Low Energy Seawater Desalinization System
Develop and demonstrate a low-cost, simple and reliable system to desalt seawater using renewable sources of energy, either directly (solar-thermal or geothermal) or combined with electricity (PV or wind).

⇒ HIGH SCHOOL TASKS

On-Site Task  Arsenic Treatment for Small Water Delivery and Domestic Water Systems
Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective treatment technology to remove arsenic from drinking water in small water delivery systems and domestic water systems.

 

Participants

Clarkson University

Clemson University

College of Santa Fe

Lafayette College

Louisiana State University

Michigan Tech

Montana Tech

New Mexico State University

New Mexico Tech

Ohio University

Oregon State University

S. Dak. Mining & Tech

Texas Tech

Thadomal Shahani, India

Tufts University

U. de las Americas, Mexico

U. Arkansas

U. California – Riverside

U. Georgia

U. Idaho

U. New Hampshire

U. New Mexico

U. Nevada – Reno

• U. Waterloo

U. Wyoming

HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

Cimarron HS

Dalhart HS

Deming HS

Hobbs HS

Mountain View HS

Perryton HS

Tatum HS

Winners

Bechtel Award

Montana Tech

CH2M Hill Award

U. of Waterloo

Intel Award Winner

Thadomal Shahani

Mike Berger Award (outstanding faculty)

Rene Reyes, U. de las Americas
Steve Goodgame, Deming HS

Task 2

First Place

U. of New Hampshire

Second Place

Michigan Tech

Task 3

First Place

U. of Arkansas

Second Place

U. of Idaho
Ohio University

Honorable Mention :
“Safety Method” By not adding additional hazard”

SD Tech

“Most Innovative Technology For Copper Removal”

Thadomal Shahani Eng. College, India

Task 7

First Place

Montana Tech

Second Place

College of Santa Fe

Task 11

First Place

U. of Arkansas

Second Place – TIE

U. of Idaho
Ohio University

Judges’s Choice “Best Technical Approach”

NMSU

Task 12

First Place

U. of Waterloo

Second Place

U. of Wyoming

Judges’s Choice “Technical Innovation”

University of Idaho

Task 13

First Place

Michigan Tech

Task 14

First Place

U. of Waterloo

Second Place

NM Tech
Thadomal Shahani Eng. College, India

Task 15

First Place

U. of Arkansas

Second Place

U. of Nevada

Judge’s Choice “Most Novel Approach”

U. de las Americas

HS Task

First Place

Perryton HS

Second Place – TIE

Tatum HS
Deming HS (Team Alfalfa)

Honorable Mention
“Removal of Arsenic to Meet the listed Requirements”

Dalhart HS
Hobbs HS
Mountain View HS (Team Grey)
Summary

University & High School Participants

338

Faculty Advisors

35

University & High School Teams

57

University Schools

25

High School Schools

7