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Title: EAS199C Plan


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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
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Background
  • 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
    (2004-2010)
  • Life Support and Habitability Systems Branch
  • Fundamental research in sustainable life support
    systems
  • Founding volunteer with Engineers Without
    Borders-USA since 2002

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Water Recovery
4
C-9 Vomit Comet
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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
    reporting.

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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
    energy.
  • 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.

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The Carbon Process - Water
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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.

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Instrumentation Examples
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Software monitors water systems at sites in
    Rwanda, manages treatment, and transmits data to
    technicians operating via smartphone
    applications.
  • 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.

10
Water Treatment Technologies
Manna is a leading developer of surface water
treatment systems addressing bacterial
contamination.
  • Gravity fed system removes particulates through
    gravel and rapid sand filters. Clear water is
    disinfected with photovoltaic powered ultraviolet
    light.
  • Patent-Pending systems operates with as little as
    5 psi of water pressure.
  • The systems are easily used and maintained
    locally.
  • Remote monitoring systems enable rapid dispatch
    of technicians and accurate reporting of
    performance.

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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
    cleaner.
  • Manna is carrying out research and development to
    improve institutional biogas system efficiency
    and developing a hybrid biogas/wood cookstove.

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