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Biobutanol Production From Cellulosic And Sugar-Based Feedstock From The Corn Plant, Reyna Gomez-Flores 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Biobutanol Production From Cellulosic And Sugar-Based Feedstock From The Corn Plant, Reyna Gomez-Flores

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In this thesis, biobutanol production by biological fermentation was investigated from the corn plant, integrating two approaches. The first one was to utilize corn cobs, a cellulosic-based material. The second, using a new sugar-based material, sugarcorn juice. Utilizing suitable Clostridia strains for each substrate, these approaches converged into a biorefinery concept to produce renewable biofuels in Ontario, Canada. The corn cob pretreatment was carried out by a dilute acid method resulting in temperature as the variable with most significant effect towards glucose liberation. The enzymatic hydrolysis was performed utilizing a very low concentration of an enzymatic stock solution with approximately ...


Kinetic Modeling Of Corn Fermentation With S. Cerevisiae Using A Variable Temperature Strategy, Augusto C. M. Souza, Mohammad Mousaviraad, Kenneth O. M. Mapoka, Kurt A. Rosentrater 2018 Iowa State University

Kinetic Modeling Of Corn Fermentation With S. Cerevisiae Using A Variable Temperature Strategy, Augusto C. M. Souza, Mohammad Mousaviraad, Kenneth O. M. Mapoka, Kurt A. Rosentrater

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

While fermentation is usually done at a fixed temperature, in this study, the effect of having a controlled variable temperature was analyzed. A nonlinear system was used to model batch ethanol fermentation, using corn as substrate and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, at five different fixed and controlled variable temperatures. The lower temperatures presented higher ethanol yields but took a longer time to reach equilibrium. Higher temperatures had higher initial growth rates, but the decay of yeast cells was faster compared to the lower temperatures. However, in a controlled variable temperature model, the temperature decreased with time with the initial value ...


1st Flow Feed System Failure Analysis, Chad Bonar, Carter Buswell, Jessica Hanrahan, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

1st Flow Feed System Failure Analysis, Chad Bonar, Carter Buswell, Jessica Hanrahan, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

1st Flow is a sub company of Reicksview Farms. Reicksview Farms is a large farming operation in Northeast Iowa focusing on row crop and hog operations. The system initially was implemented solely in their own facilities. While there have been sales to several producers, Brenneman Pork has purchased the most units from 1st Flow. The system is prone to cracking and stripping however the causes of these issues are unknown. Current issues being seen are moisture being allowed in the system and causing feed to not flow correctly and the agitator not being able to turn. As a result, it ...


Isu Transportation Services Kiosk Implementation And Parking Lot Redesign, Michael Anibas, Dean Grewell, Justin Miranda, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Isu Transportation Services Kiosk Implementation And Parking Lot Redesign, Michael Anibas, Dean Grewell, Justin Miranda, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Constructed in 1970, the Iowa State Transportation Service Building and adjoining lot have been home to the complete fleet of vehicles made available to various departments of the university. Transportation Services is an operation of only seven employees. This small but efficient staff, led by Director Kathy Wellik, responsible for tracking and maintaining a fleet of over six hundred vehicles, stay true to their mission of providing economical transportation options for the university faculty to perform their duties.

Currently, fleet rentals can only be made within operating hours, 6:15 A.M. to 5 P.M., when there is staff ...


Cardinal Glass Take Up Masking Rolls, Kyle Blane, Dnate Myers, David Rodriguez, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Cardinal Glass Take Up Masking Rolls, Kyle Blane, Dnate Myers, David Rodriguez, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Our company is Cardinal Glass Corporation where they specialize in the development of residential glass windows and doors. The company is around 6,000 employees and has 37 manufacturing locations across the country. The company is privately owned but sells glass to companies like Pella Windows and others. There is currently only one location in Iowa, and the main focus of the work done there is the manufacturing of insulated glass windows.

In this location after the product is prepared and being ready to ship, it goes through a process of having plastic film applied to the glass. The function ...


Kuprite: Get Your Dishes Done Right, Colin Joy, Dylan Posegate, Joe Mum, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Kuprite: Get Your Dishes Done Right, Colin Joy, Dylan Posegate, Joe Mum, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

KupRite is a startup business as of now. The KupRite idea was formed by Heather Blauer about 15 years ago. In the summer of 2016, while camping, she decided to share her idea with Kyle Steele who is now her partner with the aim of turning the KupRite concept into a business opportunity. “This led them to Scott Swenson, a consultant with the SBDC who introduced them to amazing resources”, said Kyle and Heather. One of the resources provided was BeraTek Industries which they utilized for their initial design and the prototype.

Sometimes when light cups, Tupperware, and toddler sippy ...


Theoretical Layouts For Golf Clubhouse, Justin Matticx, Mitchell Rosburgh, Christopher Weldon, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Theoretical Layouts For Golf Clubhouse, Justin Matticx, Mitchell Rosburgh, Christopher Weldon, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Homewood Golf Course is one of three golf courses in Ames. It is a 9-hole course that caters to all who are interested in the sport. Like many courses, Homewood also offers a clubhouse for patrons to sit down, socialize, and enjoy some refreshments. They also offer golf cart rentals and are open to reservations for golf events.

The problem is that Homewood’s clubhouse is inefficient. It is an old two-story house that was renovated for its current use. The current layout is largely inefficient as employees have difficulties serving the customers due to a cramped concessions area. The ...


Machining Fixture Redesign, Patrick Haight, Joshua Schaudt, Tyler Smith, Ryan Werner, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Machining Fixture Redesign, Patrick Haight, Joshua Schaudt, Tyler Smith, Ryan Werner, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Current fixture for machining an OEM part is lacking robustness and ease of use. Our team has been chosen to develop an improved machining fixture for use in a horizontal machining center. Our client is Quality Manufacturing in Urbandale, Iowa. QMC serves OEM manufacturers with high tolerance parts that range in a variety of sizes. Fixture lacks repeatability and ease of use for operators.


Silicone Applicator Cleaning Improvement, Dan Church, Tyler Hoch, Tyler Hamann, Troy Harding, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Silicone Applicator Cleaning Improvement, Dan Church, Tyler Hoch, Tyler Hamann, Troy Harding, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Cardinal Glass is a residential glass manufacturer for doors and windows. Cardinal glass was first founded in 1962 by a man named M.L. Gordon. Today, they employ 6,000 employees across 37 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. The Greenfield, Iowa, plant distributes to local large window manufacturers. Cardinal Glass is separated into five divisions. They are as followed:FG- Float & High Volume Tempered Glass; CT- Custom Tempered Glass; LG- Laminated Glass; CG- coated glass and optical mirrors; and IG- Insulating Glass. The Client is experiencing problems with silicone curing in applicator tips due to lack of a better process. The silicone cured ...


Standardization Of Isu Transportation Services Maintenance Shop, Kyle Schlarbaum, Blake Streicher, Zach Worthingston, Brett Young, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Standardization Of Isu Transportation Services Maintenance Shop, Kyle Schlarbaum, Blake Streicher, Zach Worthingston, Brett Young, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

University Transportation Services offers a wide range of safe and economical rental vehicles to assist Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students in conducting university-related business along with many other organizations in and around the state of Iowa. As the population of Iowa State University increases, so must the size of ISU Transportation Services’ fleet of vehicles. Transportation Services has requested a review of their current processes to ensure the ability to meet changing demands Iowa State University is presenting. ISU Transportation Services is looking to have their common operations standardized through the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures ...


World’S Finest Chocolate Automatized Palletizing System, Craig Peterson, Sam Kuehl, Jacob Roberson, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

World’S Finest Chocolate Automatized Palletizing System, Craig Peterson, Sam Kuehl, Jacob Roberson, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

World’s Finest Chocolate (WFC) is currently hand stacking each case of chocolate coming off its production lines onto pallets. This is leading to strain and potential injuries on employee’s backs and hands, as well as improper stacking that leads to less than sturdy pallet loads. This can result in employee recovery time off and medical bills. Also may lead to poor quality of stacking causing warehouse and shipping damage. Other companies have decided to utilize automatic palletizers to alleviate this issue. This is the current plan of action we are researching and proposing.


Design And Manufacturability Of An In-Field Cow/Calf Hutch, Tommy Reeves, Derek Golinghorst, Tyler Benzing, Morgan Findley, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Design And Manufacturability Of An In-Field Cow/Calf Hutch, Tommy Reeves, Derek Golinghorst, Tyler Benzing, Morgan Findley, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The design and manufacturability assessment for an in-field/pasture calving shelter that would allow for viability within the livestock market.


Adm Demonstration Model Sifter, Brian Davis, Ross Henning, Kyle Henik, Levi Benning, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Adm Demonstration Model Sifter, Brian Davis, Ross Henning, Kyle Henik, Levi Benning, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Archer Daniels Midland Company was established in 1902 by George A. Archer and John W. Daniels under the name Archer-Daniels Linseed Company. To summarize Archer Daniels Midland Company, here is a snapshot from their mission statement, “Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 170+ countries. ADM has a globally recognized value chain that strives to connect the harvest to the home” (Archer Daniels Midland, 2018).

The problem we worked to solve is improving operator knowledge of sifter and sieve operation and function ...


Alternative Sources Of Accurate Agricultural Topography, Ben Neff, Nathan Wright, Reagan Rieken, Reece Sharp, Spencer Shalla, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Alternative Sources Of Accurate Agricultural Topography, Ben Neff, Nathan Wright, Reagan Rieken, Reece Sharp, Spencer Shalla, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Bob Recker started Cedar Valley Innovation, CVI, in 2004 following his retirement from John Deere after 41 years. CVI works on many small-scale experiments to test if they can be applied in large-scale settings. CVI is a small business hoping to make a big impact on agriculture. On this project specifically, our client’s goal is to study the relative accuracy of alternative methods of data collection to create topographical data of agricultural fields for purpose of water flow and related field analysis.Our group understands the possible solutions for the problem of analyzing water flow are tractor-based ground units ...


Water Usage Reduction At Food Processing Facility, Matthew Bradley, Derek LaPolice, Christian Peterson, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Water Usage Reduction At Food Processing Facility, Matthew Bradley, Derek Lapolice, Christian Peterson, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Burke Corporation is one of the largest companies in Nevada, Iowa and they make processed foods specifically pizza topping. Burke also uses 25% of the city’s fresh water supply. The company spends 875,000 dollars each year and uses 65,385,000 gallons of water. Burke wants to reduce these costs and in turn be more environmentally friendly. One of the bigger issues noticed is that to heat up one of their pipes they are running hot water over it. This wastes water and also creates a slip and fall hazard.


Reducing Sound Levels Of Granulator At Orbis Corporation, Adam Joerger, Matthew Blair, Micah Palmer, Michael Johnson, Michael Taylor, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Reducing Sound Levels Of Granulator At Orbis Corporation, Adam Joerger, Matthew Blair, Micah Palmer, Michael Johnson, Michael Taylor, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

ORBIS Corporation, owned by Menasha Corporation, is a manufacturer of reusable plastic bulk containers, hand-held containers, pallets, dunnage and packaging. One of ORBIS’ main goals is to create a sustainable way to improve product flow throughout a supply chain. The ORBIS Corporation, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, has more than 35 world-wide locations to improve supply chains in many industries. Some of ORBIS’ customers are companies in the food, beverage, automotive, general manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. In 2007, ORBIS acquired a major manufacturer of bulk containers, making it North America’s leader in reusable plastic packaging (ORBIS, 2017). ORBIS uses ...


Monitoring Activity And Climate Impact In Market Hogs With Activity Ball, Brad Aronson, Eli Sents, Kyle Wenck, Derek Yegge, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel, Steven Hoff, Brett Ramirez 2018 Iowa State University

Monitoring Activity And Climate Impact In Market Hogs With Activity Ball, Brad Aronson, Eli Sents, Kyle Wenck, Derek Yegge, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel, Steven Hoff, Brett Ramirez

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Prairie Systems is a web-based data management provider, primarily servicing the swine industry. Their products include the Feed Allocation System, which helps producers manage feed inputs, Smart Order, which helps feed manufacturers and distributors manage feed order fulfillment, and LeeO, which tracks individual animals through RFID technologies. Prairie Systems’ line of products is implementing precision agriculture practices into the livestock industry.

To help producers better manage their operations, Prairie Systems is seeking to gain a better understanding of the daily activity of market hogs. To do this, we were tasked with designing and fabricating a container to collect activity data ...


Reducing Cycle Time In Frozen Gel-Bag Production, Guangyu Lu, Dylan Paris, Dustin Reichert, Christian Thompson, Matthew Winch, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Reducing Cycle Time In Frozen Gel-Bag Production, Guangyu Lu, Dylan Paris, Dustin Reichert, Christian Thompson, Matthew Winch, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

PurFoods estimates they will use two million gel-bags this year in their packaged meal delivery boxes. Currently, cycle time to freeze gel-bags is about 24 hours. PurFoods would like to reduce this time by at least 25%, opening up valuable inventory space and providing flexibility in meeting market demands.


Grain Cart Pathways And Compaction, Cody Gradert, Garett Hagenow, Jacob Steinbeck, Kyle Kent, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Grain Cart Pathways And Compaction, Cody Gradert, Garett Hagenow, Jacob Steinbeck, Kyle Kent, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

A typical field is compacted by wheel tracks on 80-90% of its area (NRCS National Soil Survey Center, 2011). This results in reduced yields, reduced soil health, and reduced water infiltration. Creating a plan to limit compaction could provide numerous benefits to farmers everywhere. John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) is located in Urbandale and is responsible for developing precision agriculture hardware and software for John Deere (Ciha et al., 2017). Farmers all over the world use these products. ISG would like to know more about the effect on yield and profit that compaction from grain carts is responsible for ...


Puncture And Cut Resistant Glove Testing, Thomas Fort, Kollin Bruns, Adam Bichel, Jebidiah Miller, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel 2018 Iowa State University

Puncture And Cut Resistant Glove Testing, Thomas Fort, Kollin Bruns, Adam Bichel, Jebidiah Miller, Joseph R. Vanstrom, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

American Packaging Corporation is a flexible packaging converter; they currently have three operational facilities in Story City, IA; Columbus, WI; and Rochester, NY, with a new facility being built in Chili, NY. Engineering laminations and coatings, rotogravure printing and lamination, and flexographic printing and laminating are some of the techniques that they are capable of. They provide packaging for a wide range of products in food and beverage, personal care, health care, and specialty packaging. A testing procedure is needed to test the performance of puncture and cut resistant gloves in a specific scenario that is commonly seen throughout through ...


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