Class of 2015 PPI intern presentations

The Coleman Company, Compass Minerals, CST Tank Manufacturing, and Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation all hosted pollution prevention (P2) interns this summer. The interns have worked on specific P2 projects and will present their findings, complete with environmental and cost savings data in room 206 of the K-State Student Union. Two other PPI interns that worked on related environmental projects, will also present. Presentations will be held between 1-5pm, and you can join in person or listen in via webinar using the login information below.  Contact if you have questions. 

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Project Description



EPA Region 7

Opening remarks


Jade Edmonds, Senior

Kansas State University

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

CST Storage, Parsons, KS

1) Utilization of heat from ovens to heat parts washer

2) Installing soft starts on air compressors

3) Heater vs. heat exchanger

4) Fluidized sand scrubber

5) Compressed air audit


Catherine Sharp, Junior

Kansas State University

Agricultural Education


Education and outreach to rural communities, businesses, and institutions to increase recovery of products containing toxic metals, in order to prevent them from entering the landfill.  This assistance focused on identifying and bringing take-back services for these products to rural Kansas, increasing awareness and participation in the take-back services.


Jacquelyn Sommers, Junior

Kansas State University

Architectural Engineering

The Coleman Company, Wichita, KS

1) Rotovacs water reuse

2) Compressed air audit

3) Air dryer

4) Metal Halide replacement

5) AC vs. DC comparative study

6) Heat mitigation


Mikayla Kortan, Senior

Kansas State University

Biological Systems Engineering

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Burlington, KS

Compressed air protocol and audit


Evynn Jones, Senior

Kansas State University



Educate and outreach program related to safe disposal practices of unwanted pharmaceuticals.  The intern worked with retail pharmacies, community groups, and long term care professionals to increase awareness of existing resources and encourage adaptation of new take-back sites. 


Amber Curtis, Senior

Fort Hays State University

Physics and Chemistry

Compass Minerals, Lyons, KS

1) Waste management analysis:

·          Aerosol cans

·          Lightbulbs

·          Cardboard

·          Floor sweepings