Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Biowall Design & Optimization"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Indoor Air Quality, Sustainability
Project Description:
The Biowall is a botanical air filter that is used to improve air quality in buildings. Current research is optimizing biowall performance in a lab setting before instaling it in a residential building.
Expected Student Contributions:
The research intern will contribute to endurance testing to optimize air flow through the plant bed, then use that information to develop a next generation biowall design suitbable for use in a residence.
Related Website(s):
www.purdue.edu/biowall
Desired Qualifications:
Technology or Engineering with GPA > 3.0
Estimated Weekly Hours:
40
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Hutzel, William
Deptartment/College:
school of engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Bhargav Rajkhowa
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Ming Qu
Deptartment/College:
Civil Engineering