Oceanic Phosphorous Recovery Team
Purpose: Address the issue, consequences, and the waste of a rapidly depleting essential element needed to sustain industrial agriculture through extraction and precipitation
Method: Nanocomposite Adsorption
Benefit: Provide future agricultural and ecological sustainability
Takeaway: Chemical engineering, bioprospecting, synthetic biology, process design, environmental engineering, ion-exchange, chemical precipitation, separations, adsorption.
Team Members: Marilyn Sun (Sr), Pia Puray (Sr), Yvonne Chau (Sr), Sam Dossou (Sr), Normando Cornejo (Sr), Tien Pham (Jr), Tilly Nguyen (Jr), Aston Khor (Jr)
Gain Skills as a Student & Professional
This project will specifically help students gain skills in environmental-related processes. In order words, they will be applying their process engineering knowledge to the environmental sector. They will have on their resume that they worked a team that helped innovate and push forward as essentially needed chemical process that will work to prevent global food shortages in the future. The specific skills that students will likely be able to add to their resume will be: teamwork, critical thinking, process design, data analysis, failure analysis, chemical precipitation, solid-liquid extraction, bioprospecting, synthetic biology, and more.