|Project Summary||Project Information|
Biochar is a charcoal used for purposes other than fuel, often as a soil amendment. It is formed through a process called Pyrolysis. Pyrolyisis is the thermochemical decomposition of organic materials at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. Biochar is added to improve poor soils or to rebuild soils that have been damaged by improper management. Other applications of biochar include use as a building material, packaging material, carbon sink etc. Researchers are investigating Biochar properties as building materials. Properties that are being investigated include weight, cost, insulation capabilities, filtering, cooling, and humidity control characteristics.
The objective of this project is to continue work on a testing rig that quantifies characteristics of a material such that the stakeholder can obtain data for various biochar composites. The rig must ideally test: insulation, humidity control, cooling properties, emissions absorption, flame resistance, and electromagnetic characteristics. Sufficient data from the test rig may contribute to deciding the ideal material used in construction by related projects.
|AbdulIatif AIhashmi||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Justin Henney||Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Garret Papiernik||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gunjan Poudyal||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Spencer Steficek||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
Use this space to link to live/final documents throughout the project. Your team should customize this as-needed, with input from your guide and customer. The example below will address most of what most teams need to capture.
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
Communication & Minutes
Pugh Concept Selection
Design Review Documents
Imagine RIT Exhibit
Links for All Documentation
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