Team 09 Compost Accelerator

Team 09 Compost Accelerator - v Potential to increase...

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 8/7/11 Compost Accelerator Team 9: Jorge Ramirez Stephano Salani Eric Zuniga Advising Professor: Dr. Kuang-Hsi Wu
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 8/7/11 Problem Statements v Increase the efficiency of organic waste  management v Accelerate the decomposition of  biodegradable waste into useable  compost v Produce an attractive product for the  growing “green” market
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 8/7/11 Solution Concept v A device that converts biodegradable  waste into compost. v Compost – Organic fertilizer that is rich in  nutrients v Vermicomposting (use of worms) will be  enhanced through mechanical control 
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 8/7/11 Project Goals v Minimize household waste v Efficiently decompose    bio-degradable waste v Cost effective and suitable for home
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 8/7/11 Commercially Available Compost System v System is being tested v  Lack of mechanical  components
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Unformatted text preview: v Potential to increase efficiency 8/7/11 Design Parameters Prototype Design must: o Inexpensive, overall o Easy to use o Compact in size o Work autonomously o Work cleanly 8/7/11 Project Diagram 8/7/11 Concept Alternatives Pros: v Large shredding area v Compact shape v Quick shredding time Cons: v Larger shredding mechanism Concept 1: 8/7/11 Concept Alternatives Pros: v Small shredding mechanism Cons: v Large, non-compact shape Concept 2: 8/7/11 Proposed Design v Concept 1 will be chosen for the design base. v Add-ons include: o Solar Cells o Battery Pack o Electronic Sensors o Cooling fan 8/7/11 Conclusion v Commercially available system is being tested v Ambient regulation is currently in progress...
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2011 for the course EML 4905 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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