Evaluating Feasibility and WPI Community Opinion for Implementing a Hydrothermal Liquefaction Reactor at WPI Public
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To make Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) more carbon neutral, this project investigates the feasibility of implementing a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) reactor on WPI’s campus. This reactor takes food and green waste and converts it to biofuel. We interviewed leaders in Chartwells and facilities to estimate the total waste available to the reactor. We used these estimates to interview experts in HTL to determine reactor specifications. We also surveyed community members on how they viewed this reactor and if students were willing to help fund it. We found this reactor would be feasible, as we produce enough food waste to justify the use of a reactor, and that there is community support.
- This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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|IQP_Hydrothermal Liquefaction Final.pdf||Public||
|Consent Form James Oyler_0.pdf||Public||
|Alex Paulsen Consent Form_3.pdf||Public||
|Joe Kraskouskas Consent Form_2.pdf||Public||
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