Underclassmen Design features a team of students who are freshman and sophomores looking to get a hands on experience in engineering. This year, the students decided to create a biodigester.
A biodigester is a tank which digests, anaerobically, without air, organic material and produces methane gas for cooking, lighting and heating etc.
The team researched the processes, design, and materials of biodigesters in order to improve upon current systems and design one specifically for our residential, on campus needs. Over winter break, the first prototype was built. After using this prototype to collect initial data, new parts were ordered to create an improved system.
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