Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Biowall Horticulture"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
Energy/Environment
Project Description:
Student researcher will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team to evaluate/develop a biofilter that is used to improve indoor air quality and save energy in highly efficient commercial buildings.
Expected Student Contributions:
The horticulture student will investigate/optimize methods for maintaining thriving plants that are grown hydroponically in an air filter.
Related Website(s):
www.purdue.edu/biowall
Desired Qualifications:
Horticulture or related field, GPA > 3, sophomore or higher
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Hutzel, William
Deptartment/College:
mechanical engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Bill Hutzel
Title:
Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Mike Dana
Deptartment/College:
Horticulture