Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
Prosperity - Small Business
P3 Research Project Search
As of 2006, four (4) small businesses have been created by P3 student teams and their faculty advisors.
Researchers designed and tested a relatively low-cost system that enables easy observation and interpretation of total energy and water consumption for individual dormitory floors or an entire college campus.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
P3 students designed a comprehensive master plan for the Lowertown neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Mich., an area that has been targeted ripe for urban redevelopment. The plan will be used by the Ann Arbor Planning Commission and as a teaching tool at the University of Michigan to create ecologically sustainable, urban development projects.
P3 researchers are determining if 70 percent of ferric hydroxides can be removed from water treatment wastes and then used to capture arsenic from other water supplies. This project could reduce treatment wastes from one part of the globe (the US) and create a treatment mechanism to remove arsenic from other water supplies, for example, in India.
University of California - Berkeley
P3 students are helping to disinfect drinking water at the point of use-the household tap or neighborhood well - using two designs in the field using ultraviolet tubes. The researchers are performing monthly biological tests; conducting user preference, health, and willingness to pay surveys; and collecting user feedback on the designs.