Enid Partika

CNI Fellow Class of 2018

CNI Fellow 

Undergraduate Student, Environmental Engineering
UC San Diego

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Enid will expand her work on the BioEnergy Project through Engineers For A Sustainable World to design and construct an anaerobic biodigester and pressure swing adsorption biogas purification system. Enid will test this system in collaboration with Roger's Community Garden. The resulting biogas energy stream can be used to generate renewable electricity, and can take the adsorbed carbon dioxide from the pressure swing adsorption system and pump it into greenhouses or into columns of algae that create carbon sinks, thus providing a truly carbon neutral alternative to the food production and electrical generation systems. Enid will do this in partnership with CNI Fellow Brian and Director of Campus Carbon Neutrality Dave Weil to incorporate any carbon savings into the UC San Diego climate action plan update.