Presenter Information

Lucia DaboubFollow

Major

Environmental Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

The Searle Biodiesel Lab has always been a space for the construction and design of sustainable practices within Loyola University Chicago. One of the various goals of this licensed production business is to achieve a zero-waste production process. The Biodiesel Lab itself, through the production of biodiesel and biosoap, generates waste water that should be treated and reused on-site to achieve the zero-waste goal. After this waste water is treated and cleaned, it may be re-incorporated within the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) for future processes in biodiesel processing or urban agriculture applications through bioremediation. By presenting the qualities of the remediated water, after algal cultivation and harvesting, and finding a way of appropriately use of this water, we will reduce the amount of water that is lost in biodiesel production; this way we are also closer to the zero-waste goal.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Zach Waickman

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Evaluation of Algae Bioremediated Waste Water for Reuse within the Institute of Environmental Sustainability

The Searle Biodiesel Lab has always been a space for the construction and design of sustainable practices within Loyola University Chicago. One of the various goals of this licensed production business is to achieve a zero-waste production process. The Biodiesel Lab itself, through the production of biodiesel and biosoap, generates waste water that should be treated and reused on-site to achieve the zero-waste goal. After this waste water is treated and cleaned, it may be re-incorporated within the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) for future processes in biodiesel processing or urban agriculture applications through bioremediation. By presenting the qualities of the remediated water, after algal cultivation and harvesting, and finding a way of appropriately use of this water, we will reduce the amount of water that is lost in biodiesel production; this way we are also closer to the zero-waste goal.