2005

Problem Statement

Task 1: Mobile Manure Collection and Separation vehicle for use in Dairies and Feedlots Design and engineer a mobile mechanized dairy manure collection/separation unit (vehicle) for use on unpaved surfaces at dairies and other livestock feedlots

Task 2: Use of Calcium Hypochlorite as a Sanitizer for Seeds used for Sprouting 
Develop a simple and practical system to use calcium hypochlorite (sanitizer) to treat seeds used for sprouting.  The solution must be cost effective and take into account all aspects of chemical treatment (e.g., storage, handling, waste, etc.)

Task 3: Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide wastewater treatment in semiconductor facilities. 
Develop and demonstrate treatment technology for wastewater containing ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.

Task 4: Arsenic Treatment for Rural Isolated Communities
Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective, energy- efficient, treatment technology to remove arsenic and nitrate from drinking water in presence of other competing ions such as silica and phosphate in rural isolated communities.

Task 5: Carbon Sequestration 
Develop new and innovative techniques for removal and permanent storage of carbon dioxide from flue gas.  Your proposed solution must address permanent storage of captured CO2; environmental impacts; as well as the total costs associated with the process.  The ideal solution will be able to achieve these objectives at a cost of $10 or less per metric ton of extracted carbon.

Task 6: Quantification of the Extend to which PE/HDPE will ultimately be consumed by microbes in Saline and/or Non-Saline Environments
Develop and demonstrate an experimental approach to ideally quantify the rate and ultimate extent of possible microbial consumption of PE or HDPE and other poorly biodegraded plastic materials.

Task 7: Remote Monitoring System for Radioactive Environments that have Limited Access and Difficult Terrain
Develop and demonstrate an innovative system that will access difficult terrain with limited physical openings into hazardous environments.

Task 8: Controlling Dust for Surface Activities
Develop and demonstrate a technology for control of dust/particulate emissions

HS Task: Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide wastewater treatment in semiconductor facilities
Develop and demonstrate treatment technology for wastewater containing ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.

Participants

Clarkson University

College of Santa Fe

Duke University

Lafayette College

Louisiana State University

Montana Tech

New Mexico State University

• New Mexico Tech

Ohio University

Ohio State University

Oregon State University

Qingdao University

Roger Williams University

South Dakota School of Mines & Tech

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Arkansas

University of Idaho

University of Manitoba

University of New Hampshire

• University of New Mexico

University of Waterloo

University of Wyoming

Washington University, St. Louis

Widener University

HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

Cimarron HS

Mesilla Valley Christian School

Winners

Bechtel Award
Based on ease of application, new innovative technique, and cost effectiveness

Ohio University – Task 8
University of Manitoba – Task 4

USDA Award -Task 5 only
Based on team interaction, team building, and team problem solving.

University of Arkansas – Task 2
Clarkson University – Task 5
Louisiana State University – Task 5

Intel Award Winner

Montana Tech – Task 2

Terry McManus Mem. Student Award

Andy Rippert, Univ. New Hampshire

WERC Memorial Faculty Award

Kevin Gardner, Univ. New Hampshire

WERC Extra Effort Award

Jim Walls

Task 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 – Open Task

First Place

University of Arkansas

Second Place

Montana Tech

Extra Effort

Qingdao University

Task 3

First Place

University of Arkansas

Second Place

University of New Hampshire

Third place

Oregon State University

Best paper

New Mexico State University

Task 4

First Place

Clemson University

Second Place

Lafayette College

Public Outreach

New Mexico State University

Judge’s Choice
“Process Conceptualization & Most Output per Unit Team Member”

Washington University, St. Louis

Task 5

First Place

Clarkson University

Second Place

Louisiana State University

HS Task

First Place

Cimarron HS

Extra Effort

Mesilla Valley Christian School
Summary

University & High School Participants

164

Faculty Advisors

27

University & High School Teams

33

University Schools

24

High School Schools

2