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Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Team Photo
Cornell University SU835307 AguaClara Stacked Rapid Sand Filtration – A Robust Filtration Process For Sustainable Drinking Water Infrastructure Suitable drinking water is a critical need world-wide, and fresh water is the limiting resource on the planet for the foreseeable future. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Cornell University
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Cornell University SU835341 Pyrolytic Cookstoves and Biochar Production in Kenya: Today’s cooking methods in the developing world cause substantial greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and diseases. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Cornell University
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Georgia Southern University Research & Service Fdn.,Inc. SU835302 Low Temperature Combustion with Reduced PM and NOx Emissions, Achieved  by n-Butanol in-Port Injected in an Omnivorous Diesel Engine Although fuel efficient, diesel engines continue to contribute air pollutants in urban areas. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Georgia Southern University
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Loyola University of Chicago SU835314 A Sustainable and Interdisciplinary Solution to Biodiesel Production Wastewater    Building on the success of the school’s 2008 P3 Biodiesel project, students at Loyola University of Chicago are designing a unique green process to treat byproducts of biodiesel production. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Loyola University of Chicago
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Radford University SU835311 Synthetic Humic Acid Materials for Improved Water Purification Radford University students are designing new coatings to help ordinary sand capture heavy metals, such as cadmium and lead, as well as arsenic and organic contaminants. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Radford University
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San Jose State University SU835321 3D Printing Sustainable Building Components for Facades and as Window Elements San Jose State University students are applying 3D printer technology to make sustainable building materials. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - San Jose State University
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University of Massachusetts - Lowell SU835342 ‘Greener’ Surfactants from Bio-based Waste as Efficient Alternatives to Nonylphenol Ethoxylates Surfactants are predominantly petroleum based compounds used in millions of everyday products such as household detergents, personal care products, and industrial cleaners. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - University of Massachusetts - Lowell
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2013 P3 Honorable Mentions

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Team Photo
Johns Hopkins University SU835318 Integration of Waste Treatment with Algal Cultivation for Sustainable Aquaculture Feed and Renewable Biofuel Production A challenge to effective wastewater treatment is removal of excessive nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Johns Hopkins University
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Johns Hopkins University SU835337 Sustainable Irrigation in Rural South Africa: Studying the Alcock Ram Pump System for Optimized Manufacture and Reproducibility In rural communities in the developing world, women and children can spend hours each day hauling water for drinking and watering crops. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Johns Hopkins University
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The Leland Stanford Junior University SU835313 Community-Level Water Disinfection Technology for Dhaka, Bangladesh Treatment   Diarrhea is a major cause of death of young children in developing countries. The microorganisms that cause the disease often enter water distribution systems through broken pipes. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - The Leland Stanford Junior University
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Oregon State University SU835328 A Web App for Enhancing Residential Green Infrastructure and Community-Based Environmental Management     How homeowners landscape their property has an environmental impact in their communities. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Oregon State University
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Purdue University SU835327 Recycling of Liquid Crystal Displays for Maximum Resource Recovery With the surge in popularity of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) used in TV’s and computers, recycling them is expensive and complicated resulting in many units shipped illegally to Asia and Africa. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Purdue University
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University of California - Riverside SU835346 Pasteurization Using a Lens and Solar Energy (PULSE) Method University of California- Riverside students are designing a technology for solar disinfection that will rapidly pasteurize water in developing countries using a Fresnel lens and waste plastic bottles. [Read More Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - UC - Riverside
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University of Kentucky Research Foundation SU835303 Marine Developing a Novel Low Cost Biodiesel and Biochar Processor for Rural Cameroon  In rural parts of the developing world, electricity and fuel sources are often expensive and unreliable.  [Read More Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Kentucky Research Foundation
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SU835351 A Decision-Making Support Tool for Water and Sanitation Projects in Low-Resource Settings Despite significant global investments in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) initiatives, 35 to 80 percent fail in low resource communities. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville SU835344 PSTAT: Promoting Sustainable Transportation Among Teens In a recent survey, 18 to 35 year olds made up 23 percent of new car buyers. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Tennessee - Knoxville
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2013 P3 Other Awards

Award Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions Award Photo
American Institute of Chemical Engineers/Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) Georgia Southern University Research & Service Fdn.,Inc. SU835302 Low Temperature Combustion with Reduced PM and NOx Emissions, Achieved  by n-Butanol in-Port Injected in an Omnivorous Diesel Engine Although fuel efficient, diesel engines continue to contribute air pollutants in urban areas. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award - AIChE/YCOSST
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers/Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) Johns Hopkins University SU835318 Integration of Waste Treatment with Algal Cultivation for Sustainable Aquaculture Feed and Renewable Biofuel Production A challenge to effective wastewater treatment is removal of excessive nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award - AIChE/YCOSST
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American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders-USA Stanford University  SU835313 Community-Level Water Disinfection Technology for Dhaka, Bangladesh Treatment   Diarrhea is a major cause of death of young children in developing countries. The microorganisms that cause the disease often enter water distribution systems through broken pipes. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award - American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers without Borders
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P3 Student Choice Award University of Washington SU835312 SQWater: Atmospheric Water Resources in the Slums of Lima, Peru     In Lima, Peru more than a third of the city’s 9 million occupants live in slums, many without reliable access to clean water. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award - Team Choice
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