Tuesday, January 23, 2007

EWB-KSU, Mondialogo: South Africa Bioreactor Project

Many existing sewage plants discharge waste material that could be harnessed for the production of energy. Biogas digesters can eliminate this problem through the production of methane by bacterial degradation of biological material. The methane produced can then be used to generate electricity. Many parts of Africa face poverty and lack the materials necessary for traditional energy generation. Most do, however, produce some type of waste. A team of engineering students from Stellenbosch University is looking to design and implement a biogas reactor. This reactor will not only provide energy for the surrounding community, but serve as an example for other African cities. In order to assist the research, we are assembling a team of engineering students and professionals interested in bioreactor design and international experiences. The project will be sponsored by Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an international organization that partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life. We are also in the process of writing a project proposal to obtain a Mondialogo grant that would substantially assist in the completion of the project. If interested in this project, please contact Gilbert Malinga c/o ewb@ksu.edu.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Finally got lots of snow in Manhattan

It still isn't what a heavy snowfall advisory/warning/watch means to me....but at least there is snow. Now I can't wait until spring ;D Posted by Picasa