MIT20_020S09_prj21_trsh_3id

MIT20_020S09_prj21_trsh_3id - Team T 3 Trash to Treasure...

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Unformatted text preview: Team T 3 Trash to Treasure Anonymous students SJ, CL, AS and mentor Julie Norville Problems with trash 251 million tons of solid waste generated in 2006 (US) 3091 active landfills in the US. Over 10k inactive 82 percent of landfills have leaked Every square mile of ocean has 46,000 floating pieces of trash 3 Ideas O verview>>Goals>>Impact>>Knowns>>Competitors Compost Acceleration O verview > >Goals>>Impact>>Knowns>>Competitors O verview > >Goals>>Impact>>Knowns>>Competitors Overview Naturally takes a year Bacteria operate within different temperature zones 60 0-40C mesophilic topsoil 50 bacteria 40 30 40-55 C thermophilic 20 bacteria ~ similar to hot- 10 springs Actinomycetes Dirt smell Image by MIT OpenCourseWare, after Cornell Waste Management Institute Compost temperature Time Breaks down complex organics Temp ( O C) Goal O verview>> G oals >>Impact>>Knowns>>Competitors Use microbes to accelerate the decomposition process Reduction of cycling stages Temperature tolerance increase Metabolic engineering Systems design, tuning and control Compost Acceleration O verview>>Goals>> I mpact >>Knowns>>Competitors Challenge Importance Solution Impact Limited composting today Global Impact Landfills continue to grow Eliminate waste in landfills Locks up potential More recycling resources Possibility of converting waste to energy Increase soil nutrients Knowns Unknowns O verview>>Goals>>Impact>> K nowns >>Competitors Compost Acceleration Soil bacteria already characterized Metabolic pathways Public understands basic composting Bacterial regulation Cost Maximum rate of decomposition Technology acceptance Product usage, disposal & distribution Competing Technologies...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 20.010j taught by Professor Lindagriffith during the Spring '06 term at MIT.

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