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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso

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Nagib C. Callaos


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A Proposed Model for Tracking the University Interdisciplinary Projects
Rafael Melgarejo, Paulina Cadena
(pages: 1-2)

Enhancing Teaching, Adaptability and Presentation Skills through Improvisational Theater
Thomas J. Marlowe
(pages: 3-7)

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Pilot Study
Jennifer Styron, Catherine Dearman, Sheila Whitworth, Henrietta Brown
(pages: 8-13)

Using a Common Pedagogy across Multiple Disciplines to Improve Student Learning
Ronald A. Styron, Jr., Jennifer L. Styron
(pages: 14-16)

Enhancing Writing through Strengthened Executive Function
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 17-22)

Using Interdisciplinary and Active Research to Encourage Higher Resolution Research and Prototyping in Design
Adream Blair-Early, Frankie Flood
(pages: 23-27)

Integration of Education: Using Social Media Networks to Engage Students
Risa Blair, Tina M. Serafini
(pages: 28-31)

Management, Resources and Reproductive Biology
Bernard Wallner, Martin Fieder
(pages: 32-33)

Effectiveness and Utility of a Case-Based Model for Delivering Engineering Ethics Professional Development Units
Heidi Ann Hahn
(pages: 34-39)

Informing via Research: Methods, Challenges and Success when Using a Multi-Disciplinary Team and Reverse Engineering Analysis Processes to Answer a 200 Year Old Question
Melinda H. Connor, Sallyanne Payton
(pages: 40-47)


 

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Design and Implement a System of Wastewater Treatment Based on Wetlands

Martha L. Dominínguez-Patiño, Antonio Rodríguez-Martínez, Luis A. Jasso-Castillo


The wetlands are considered as a natural passive cleaning of waste water. Is a process characterizes by its simplicity of operation, low or zero-energy consumption and low waste production. These consist of shallow ponds planted with plants. The processes of decontamination are performed simultaneously by its physical, chemical and biological properties. The objectives of this work are design and implement a system of artificial wetlands as an alternative method for treating waste water produced from the Faculty of Chemistry Science and Engineering that allow to reduce the costs of operation, knowing the degree of water pollution to determine how efficient the wetland and, finally improve the health and environmental conditions of the irrigation water. So the first step was to know the degree of water pollution and quantity to determine the wetland process variables. The second step was to determine the kind of plants that allow reducing the water contaminants. The Manning formula was applied to evaluate the free flow and Darcy’s equation for the surface flow by wetlands. A micro-scale prototype was design and built based on buckets. The absorption capacity of several plants (Bacopa monnieri, Nephrolepis exaltata,Tradescantia zebrine) was determined. Also we use a natural filter consisting of Tezontle (first layer), sand (second layer), gravel (third layer), sand (fourth layer), Tezontle (fifth layer), gravel (sixth layer), sand (seventh layer) and, organic substrate (eighth layer). A wetland decreases more than 60% the cost compared to a water purification plant as everything is based biodegradable materials and not using any energy or sophisticated equipment to water filtration. Wetlands not only help to purify the water, but also help the conservation of flora and fauna that is dependent on wet conditions, as only biodegradable materials are used there is no pollution to the ground, helping the conservation of the environment. Today we are evaluating the wastewater flow because the prototype only allows treating from 0-1 L/min.

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