P3 - 2015 Project Overview


P3: 2015 Summer Interns' Project Overviews


In the summer of 2015, 11 student interns participated in UNL’s Partners in Pollution Prevention Program. Students worked with businesses to research methods of reducing waste, increasing safety, reducing hazardous material handling, and preventing pollution.

They also assisted with a wide variety of environmental projects focusing on education, energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste management. Each student prepared a report of proposed improvements, detailing the economic and environmental benefits of implementing their suggestions.

The following project overviews describe the interns' projects and recommendations.
  1. Xingtao Wang-Del Gould Meats, Inc., Lincoln
    Assessed water use, natural gas use, and electrical use, at Del Gould Meats, Inc., focusing on pollution prevention and energy efficiency.

  2. David Hansen-Industrial Assessment Team (IAT)
    Performed energy audits for multiple industrial companies and outlined pollution prevention strategies for each.

  3. Sam Ghormley-Industrial Assessment Team (IAT)
    Performed energy audits for multiple industrial companies and outlined pollution prevention strategies for each.

  4. Aaron Ratigan-Industrial Assessment Team (IAT)
    Performed energy audits for multiple industrial companies and outlined pollution prevention strategies for each.

  5. Tanner Gosda-Industrial Assessment Team (IAT)
    Performed energy audits for multiple industrial companies and outlined pollution prevention strategies for each.

  6. Alex Bruening-IC Energy Solutions
    Performed energy audits for multiple industrial companies and outlined pollution prevention strategies for each.

  7. Matt Thompson-Multiple Projects on Energy Efficiency of Small Community Wastewater Plants
    Conducted detailed energy audits for two small community wastewater treatment plants.

  8. Sadie Erdmann-Nebraska Energy Office
    Evaluated several Nebraska Energy Office programs to determine their impact.

  9. Wil Lage-UNL Extension and Agricultural Producers in West Central Nebraska
    Analyzed irrigation systems for water/energy conservation.

  10. Max Hjermstad-UNL Extension and Agricultural Producers in Northeast Nebraska
    Analyzed irrigation systems for water/energy conservation.

  11. Madison Burger-UNL Extension and Agricultural Producers in Madison and Colfax Counties, Nebraska
    Analyzed irrigation systems for water/energy conservation.
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