Research Lab


Agricultural and Biologicial Engineering Research Activities

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Natural resource engineering is a strong component within the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Faculty and students are involved with environmental research related to agriculture, natural ecosystems, and urban/rural interface issues. Other projects focus on the design of engineered systems to address point and non-point source pollutants.

Faculty and student research interests span a wide variety of environmental and energy related topics including:

  • Nonpoint source pollution transport and modeling
  • Erosion and sedimentation control
  • Water resource management and monitoring
  • Nnutrient cycling in natural and constructed wetlands
  • Compost management and utilization
  • Animal manure and biosolids utilization
  • Odor control
  • Productions of value-added products by microbial fermentations
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Strategies for optimal use of energy in food production and processing systems
  • Impacts on deregulation of electricity generation on food production and processing systems
  • Energy Recovery from used plastics
  • Renewable & alternative energy