2016 Past Intern Projects

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Anoka-Hennepin School District, Fridley, Tanner Glaza

Goal: Water conservation opportunities for irrigation systems and improved soil conditions and turf grass health.

Cemstone, Mendota Heights, Brent Vizanko

Goal: Reduce fresh water from product production and truck washout and identify improvements to water reuse systems.

Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), Minneapolis, Tiger Rost

Goal: Conduct energy audits at small industrial facilities to identify energy savings opportunities in compressed air systems, process energy, lighting, and HVAC.

City of St. Peter Wastewater Treatment Facility, St. Peter, Merry Tesfu

Goal: Energy savings through improved blower-generated dissolved oxygen and control in the treatment stage.

City of Woodbury, Woodbury, Nathan Landwehr

Goal: Water reduction in residential landscape and turf irrigation.

Ecolibrium3, Duluth, Hanne Guthrie

Goal: Benchmark data and conduct energy, water, and waste audits at small businesses in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

G&K Services, Minnetonka, Katherine Venne

Goal: Solid waste reduction and reducing VOC concentrations in wastewater.

HCMC, Minneapolis, Rachel Kosse

Goal: Water reduction opportunities in system distribution, washing and sterilizing processes, and building process uses.

IBM, Rochester, Danny Sales

Goal: Energy efficiency for on-site cooling coils and air handling units and optimal steam and chilled water conditions.

Lorentz Meats, Cannon Falls, Nicholas Drews

Goal: Reduce energy use in the refrigeration system and other process energy uses, as well as water and chemicals used for multiple cleaning and sanitation operations.

Nordic Ware, St. Louis Park, Roopesh Pushpala

Goal: Improve paint transfer efficiency, conserve energy, increase production throughput, and improve automation.

R&D Systems, Minneapolis, Omar Hammami

Goal: Reduce water use in the DI water system and single-pass water cooled freeze dryers and reduce on-site energy consumption.

TEL FSI, INC., Chaska, Alex Mantos

Goal: Identify water conservation and reuse opportunities and ways to increase materials recycling.

Xcel Energy Riverside and Black Dog Plants, Twin Cities, Christine Lucky

Goal: Evaluate the potential for water use reduction or reuse in multiple processes at each plant.