by Charles Wallace, Leo Ureel, Lauren Bowen
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Designing, prototyping, and testing the charcoal manufacturing process using kilns with the goal of implementing a new design in the West African country, Benin. A partnership between Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise and Agriculture & Forestry Investment RAK.
SIUE Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network is partnering with Filtrexx, St. Louis Composting, and Illinois American Water to install a vegetable rooftop garden. Four vegetable varieties will be grown in three growth media blends of compost and drinking water treatment solids. The quality and yield of vegetables will be analyzed so that we can recommend the best growth media.
Stamp sand in Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the result of copper mining activity leading to soil with high levels of copper and low levels of nutrients. We plan to perform a pilot scale study to test the effect of natural plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) isolated from Torch Lake sediment on plant growth, metal uptake and soil health under field conditions (Torch Lake site).
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