Biological Systems Engineering

Seminar Archive Spring 2009

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BSysE-598 Coordinators: Dr. Pius Ndegwa & Dr. Juming Tang
August 5, 2009 (Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm)
"Use of Sewage Sludge for Revegetation of Kennecott Utah Copper's Tailings Impoundment"

Presented by Dr. Rich McNearny of the Department of Mining Engineering,  Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

"An evaluation of the Impact of Spoil Handling Methods on the Physical Properties of a Replaced Growing Medium and on Tree Survival"

Presented by Dr. Paul Conrad of the Department of Mining engineeringMontana Tech of the University of Montana.

May 1, 2009
"When Lightning Strikes"

Presented by Officer Steve Hansen of the Washington State University Police department.

April 24, 2009
"Processing of Agricultural Commodities with Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma"

Presented by Dr. Patrick Pedrow, Associate Professor and Associate Director for the School of electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University

April 17, 2009
"An Integrated Nutrients Recovery System for Anaerobically digested manure with Biogas Purification" - Anping Jian
"Biogas Potential and Microbial Population Distributions in Flushed Dairy Manure and Implications on Anaerobic Digestion Technology" - Craig Frear

Presented by Anping Jian and Craig Frear, BsysE Graduate Students.

April 3, 2009
"Cellulolytic System in wood-Feeding Termites and Its Potential for Biofuels: An Overview of the Present State-of-Art"

Presented by Dr. Jian-Zhong Sun, Assistant Professor, Coastal Research & Ext. Center, Department of Entomology, Mississippi State University.

March 27, 2009
"Modeling of Atmospheric Aerosols and Incorporating the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) Into the AIRPACT-3 Regional Air Quality Modeling System" 

Presented by Dr. Serena Chung, Research Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University.

March 13, 2009

"Potential of Colored Potatoes for Producing High Antioxidant Snack Foods"  - Balunkeswar Nayak

"Ammonia Emissions from Manure Storages Using Urine-feces separation systems" -Venkata Vaddella

Presented by Balunkeswar Nayak & Venkata Vaddella, Ph.D. Graduate Students at BSysE.

February 6, 2009
"Transport of Water and Solute in Variably-Saturated Frozen Soil"

Presented by Dr. Alexander Lapin, Professor in the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at Kazan State University, Russia.

January 30, 2009
"A 3-D Model of Surface of Subsurface Hydrology"

Presented by Dr. Marco Bittelli, visiting scientist from the University of Bologna.


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