Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Biowall Market Research / Environmental"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
Architecture, Interior Design, Construction
Project Description:
The biowall is a research project that is evaluating the ability of plants to remove contaminants from ventilation air. The project is also part of a student competition sponsored by the EPA.
Expected Student Contributions:
This intern will investigate the technical hurdles for integrating biowalls into residential buildings. Generate new information about the contaminant concentrations in residential buildings as compared to the contaminant removal characteristics of the biowall. Also identify potential for cost savings from improved IAQ
Related Website(s):
Interior Design, Building Construction
Desired Qualifications:
sophomore level standing, GPA > 3.0, coursework in interior design, building construction
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Hutzel, William
mechanical engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Dan Newkirk
Graduate student

Cooperating Faculty

Ming Qu
Archtitectural Engineering