Minnesota's Legacy

Developing Membrane Filtration System to Treat Lake Superior Ballast Water

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$151,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
U of MN
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2019
Counties Affected
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2016, Chp. 186, Sec. 2, Subd. 06b
Appropriation Language

$151,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop a filtration system utilizing bioactive membrane technologies for use in treating Lake Superior ballast water to remove at least 90 percent of suspended pathogens, invasive species, and contaminants. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2019, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$151,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Santiago
Last Name
Romero-Vargas Castrillón
Organization Name
U of MN
Street Address
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55455
Phone
(612) 301-1347
Email
sromerov@umn.edu