Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
(2017-04-25)UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) have been employed as agro-chemical applicators in agriculture for micro-field applications in Japan, in the form of gas-powered helicopters. A recent surge in battery-powered multirotor UAS ...
Social and engineering perspectives on optimal farm management and reliable grain supply chain networks (2017-04-21)The growth in food demand urge the need of increasing agricultural productivity and reducing food losses in a sustainable basis. New opportunities for farm management decision making have been rapidly growing with the ...
Adsorbent-based algal cultivation system to facilitate integration of algal biofuel production with wastewater treatment (2017-04-21)Although combining algae cultivation with wastewater treatment has been highlighted as a promising pathway for sustainable biofuels, there are still several challenges that limit the ability to use algae for biological ...
Advancing wastewater valorization using anaerobic membrane bioreactors with bioaugmentation and ion-exchange, and bio-plastic production (2017-04-20)Wastewater treatment is essential for protecting human health and the environment. However, current conventional wastewater treatment, which focuses primarily on aerobic conversion of organic pollutants to CO2, requires ...
(2017-04-20)The objective of this study is to develop viable technologies to upgrade biocrude oil converted from wet biowaste via hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL). Three types of feedstocks (algae, swine manure, and food processing ...