2009

Problem Statement

TASK 1: Sulfate Removal from Groundwater Associated with Sulfide Mineralization
Research, prioritize, develop and demonstrate an innovative and cost effective technology that employs or replaces conventional water treatment methods for the removal of sulfate from groundwater and/or surface water primarily derived from sulfide mineralization.

TASK 2: Photovoltaic System Performance Indicator
Develop and demonstrate a system to determine that a residential utility-interactive PV system is operating properly and that the ac power output is following the solar power available to the PV array.

TASK 3: Brackish Water Pretreatment
Develop and demonstrate a low-cost, energy efficient, simple and reliable system for use in brackish water pretreatment for electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and reverse osmosis (RO).

TASK 4: Tomato Stem Scar and Tissue Removal
Develop a simple and practical means of aseptically removing the stem scar and underlying tomato tissue quickly and efficiently from tomatoes.

TASK 5: Wind-2-H2O:Converting Wind Energy to Mechanical Energy for Water Treatment
Develop and demonstrate a technology/prototype that will convert wind energy directly to mechanical energy that can be used to treat brackish ground water to drinking water quality.

TASK 6: Zero Waste (chemical/solid) Facility
For a semiconductor facility located in Albuquerque, NM with input streams and waste streams research and develop a proposal to minimize chemical and solid waste from the facility, striving for zero waste.  Demonstrate your technology for two designated waste streams (one will be chemical and one will be solid) in your bench scale.

Participants

Calvin College

California Polytechnic State University

Clarkson University

Dalhousie University

Duke University

Louisiana State University

Michighan Tech

Mississippi State University

Montana Tech

New Mexico State Univerisity

Ohio University

Roger Williams University

SD School of Mines and Technology

University of California, Riverside

University of Idaho

University of Idaho

University of New Hampshire

University of New Mexico

University of Washington

Western New England College

West Virginia University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

 

Winners

Mike Berger Outstanding Faculty Award

University of New Hampshire-Jenna Jambeck
Roger Williams-Linda Riley

Terry McManus Mem. Student Award

Breanne Bornemann,
University of California/Riverside

ORAU
Environmental Improvement Realization Award for Achievement and Technical Communication

Duke University – Task 2

Intel
Award for Innovation

Roger Williams University – Task 5

Task 1

First Place – TIE

University of New Mexico
Montana Tech

Second Place

Michighan Tech

Judges Award:
Performance by One

Mississippi State University

Task 2

First Place

Duke University

Task 3

First Place

University of Washington

Second Place

University of New Mexico

Judges Award:
Outstnding Freshman performance

Calvin College
Worcester Poly Tech

Task 5

First Place

University of Idaho

Judges Award:
Best presentation of Concept

University of New Hampshire

Judges Award:
Best Transfer of Wind to Mechanical Power

Dalhousie University

Judges Award:
Most Innovative Concept

Duke University

Task 6

First Place

Clarkson University

Judges Award:
Best Poster

Mississippi State University
Summary

University Participants

193

Faculty Advisors

25

University Teams

30

University Schools

21

University Judges

38 (representing 20 Organization)

Sponsors

Water Research Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Intel, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Office of Naval Research, United States Department of Energy, United States Food and Drug Administration, Wolfram Research: Mathematica, Technical and Scientific Software