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Summer of 2011 P2 Intern Program Host Companies

Nineteen students and host companies are participating in the DNR's 2011 Pollution Prevention Intern program. During their 12-week internships, students will research methods of reducing waste, conserving energy and preventing pollution at their host companies, and compare the costs of current procedures and proposed practices and in most cases will begin implementation. Host companies will receive a comprehensive report of the intern's work and recommendations to continue implementation and maintain new processes implemented.

The 2011 host intern companies and project description are listed below - 2011 Case Summaries Booklet:

3M Company
Identify opportunities to improve efficiency of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the Knoxville plant.
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American Packaging Corporation
Identify energy reduction opportunities and develop an implementation plan.
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Case Construction
Develop an energy profile and make recommendations for improvements to reduce energy costs.
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Final Case Summary

Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC
Identify process improvements to the wastewater pre-treatment system to increase operating efficiency and reduce disposal costs.
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ConAgra Foods
Conduct a waste stream analysis and identify areas to reduce waste generation and increase recycling.
Interim Case Summary
Final Case Summary

Eagle Windows and Door
Evaluate methods to reduce or eliminate hazardous waste in the paint purging and cleaning processes.
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EMCO Enterprises
Conduct a waste stream analysis and recommend process improvements to reduce manufacturing waste.
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Green Plains Superior, LLC
Improve operation and system efficiency to reduce energy consumption at the plant.
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Infastech
Reduce water usage through implementation of water reuse and recovery technologies.
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Iowa Health - Des Moines
Conduct a water balance and identify opportunities to reduce consumption.
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JBS
Identify and recommend methods to optimize chemical usage at the JBS Marshalltown plant.
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Kraft Foods Global Inc.
Research and evaluate the feasibility of an ultra-filtration system for process wastewater.
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Final Case Summary

Lafarge North America
Optimize efficiency of the compressed air system to reduce energy use and associated costs.
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Mercy Medical Center
Develop an energy profile of the building mechanical systems and identify opportunities to reduce energy usage and associated costs.
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Montezuma Manufacturing
Reduce energy usage of the plant operating systems and lower utility costs.
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Nebraska Medical Center
Complete an assessment of the chilled water system and generate recommendations to improve efficiency.
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Osceola Foods, LLC
Improve efficiencies and generate cost savings associated with the refrigeration process and NH3 engine room.
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Rockwell Collins
Identify opportunities in the HVAC system to reduce energy use and improve the energy management system.
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Rosenboom Machine and Tool
Develop an energy profile and identify opportunities to improve efficiency.
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Vermeer Corporation
Identify and prioritize initiatives to reduce energy usage in each plant and develop an implementation plan.
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Final Case Summary

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