Project Code: 15030
Project Title: Water Processing and Cleaning for Reuse
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: University Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: Shamrock Foods
Description: The team was asked to design, build, and test a small-scale version of a proposed wastewater-reuse system for the Shamrock Foods facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Shamrock wants to reuse the 500,000 gallons of water per day it currently discharges into the city’s wastewater system. The team created a process that uses a membrane bioreactor, reverse-osmosis system, and ultraviolet disinfection step. Shamrock Foods wants to recycle this water, treated to EPA guidelines, back into its various production processes.