Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Thesis

Terms of Use

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Engineering

First Advisor

Sophia Plata

Abstract

Mycoremediation is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional wastewater and drinking water treatment, as well as other environmental remediation methods. This project will design a mycofiltration system using mushroom species T. versicolor and P. ostreatus. Water from a section of the Crum Creek, located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, will be sampled and filtered through this system to remove Escherichia coli (E. coli). The mycofiltered water will be compared to the Environmental Protection Agency standards for E. coli concentrations in recreational and drinking water to measure how effective T. versicolor or P. ostreatus may be at removing E. coli present in freshwater drinking sources.

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Engineering Commons

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