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Title: EAS199C Plan

EAS199C Plan
  • Introduction to Instructor
  • Introduction to Engineering Opportunities
  • The bug List
  • Syllabus
  • Lecture
  • Projects
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Innovation Program
  • http//www.pdx.edu/insidepsu/engineering-innovatio

  • Assistant Professor and Director, The Sustainable
    Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies
    (SWEET) Lab, Portland State University
  • Co-Founded Manna Energy Limited in 2007
  • Aerospace Engineer, NASA-Johnson Space Center
  • Life Support and Habitability Systems Branch
  • Fundamental research in sustainable life support
  • Founding volunteer with Engineers Without
    Borders-USA since 2002

Water Recovery
C-9 Vomit Comet
Manna Energy Limited
  • Committed to the eradication of poverty through
    the implementation of sustainable,
    environmentally sound technologies for clean
    energy, clean water and self-sustainable
    economies that foster health and education.
  • International leaders combining multi-billion
    dollar carbon finance markets with sustainable
    development and appropriate technology.
  • Extensive experience developing robust,
    appropriate technologies that integrate data
    monitoring systems for continuous performance

Sustainability through Financing
  • Carbon credits enable businesses to generate
    revenue from the production of clean water and
    efficient energy.
  • Carbon credits are designed to lower global
    emissions through market-based mechanisms. The
    United Nations Clean Development Mechanism is a
    multi-billion dollar a year industry, yet less
    than 2 of that benefits African nations.
  • By providing renewable energy technologies to
    developing communities, projects can reduce the
    demand for fossil fuels and firewood as a fuel
    source. The revenue generated from the sale of
    these carbon credits can be used to maintain
    projects and continue to provide safe water and
  • Manna collaborates directly with the United
    Nations Development Program Millennium
    Development Goal Carbon Facility, the Gold
    Standard, national governments and other partners
    to enhance accessibility to this field.

The Carbon Process - Water
Instrumentation Research and Development
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting allow
    targeted interventions to be held accountable for
    actual success.
  • Instrumented data collection systems provide
    objective data on program performance and use,
    and can be used to demonstrate success and help
    prevent failure.
  • Systems can be integrated with cellular phone
    networks to provide near-real-time data and can
    provide the inputs necessary for rapid-response
    to failures.
  • Instrumented programs can realize cost savings
    through better targeting of resources, and
    reduced cost of expert surveys.

Instrumentation Examples
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Software monitors water systems at sites in
    Rwanda, manages treatment, and transmits data to
    technicians operating via smartphone
  • Developing and implementing remote monitoring
    technologies for latrines and handwashing
    stations in Indonesia for Mercy Corps.
  • Air
  • Cookstoves - Laboratory data is reported on stove
    efficiency. Thermocouples and emissions sensors
    give continuous long term operational data.
  • Infrastructure
  • In cooperation with Bridges to Prosperity and
    Portland State University, Manna is implementing
    monitors for pedestrian footbridges.

Water Treatment Technologies
Manna is a leading developer of surface water
treatment systems addressing bacterial
  • Gravity fed system removes particulates through
    gravel and rapid sand filters. Clear water is
    disinfected with photovoltaic powered ultraviolet
  • Patent-Pending systems operates with as little as
    5 psi of water pressure.
  • The systems are easily used and maintained
  • Remote monitoring systems enable rapid dispatch
    of technicians and accurate reporting of

Efficient Energy Technology
  • High efficiency cookstoves reduce firewood use
    and eliminate indoor air pollution.
  • Efficient design of a combustion chamber and high
    thermal efficiency of pumice stone reduces the
    concentration of smoke and indoor air pollution.
  • Provides significant savings in time and money to
    institutions, such as schools and hospitals,
    through reduced purchases and gathering of
    fuelwood to feed their populations.
  • Helps preserve forest and energy resources.
  • Biogas generators improve sanitation, while
    producing clean burning methane and rich
    agricultural fertilizer.
  • Biogas generators take human, animal and
    agricultural waste and convert it into methane
    for cooking, producing emissions 20 times
  • Manna is carrying out research and development to
    improve institutional biogas system efficiency
    and developing a hybrid biogas/wood cookstove.

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