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Andrew Wedel

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    Position: Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering

    Department: Environmental Engineering

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    About Mr. Andrew Wedel

    Education:
    M.S. Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, 1995
    B.S.  Agricultural Engineering Technology, University of Delaware, 1992

    • Professional Experience
    • Courses Taught
    • Professional Certification
    • Professional Memberships
    • Patents and Publications
    Professional Experience
    • Mitigating the environmental effects of large-scale animal agriculture
    • Enhancing dairy facilities to maximize cow comfort and health
    • Developing machinery and unit processes for the handling and treatment of dairy manure
    • Bio-energy production from dairy cow manure
    • Professional engineer training
    • Extensive international consulting
    Courses Taught
    • ENVE 498 Capstone Design Proposal (Fall 2016 and 2017)
    • ENVE 499 Capstone Design (Spring 2016)

    Professional Certification
    • Professional Engineer (1999):  DE, MD, MI, NY, PA (original jurisdiction of registration), VA, and WI
    • Engineer-in-Training (1994)

    Professional Memberships
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
    • American Society of Civil Engineers

    Patents and Publications

    PATENTS

    Wedel, A.W. 1999. Improved Method and Apparatus for the Separation of Manure and Sand (U.S. 5,950,839).

    Wedel, A.W., B.F. Severin, and W.G. Bickert. 1998.  Method and Apparatus for the Separation of Manure and Sand (U.S. 5,720,393).

    Wedel, A.W., B.F. Severin, and W.G. Bickert. 1998.  Method and Apparatus for the Separation of Manure and Sand (U.S. 5,720,393 continuation in part).

    PUBLICATIONS (partial listing):

    Wedel, A.W.  2009.  Manure Pumping System Design.  Presented at the 2009 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Reno, NV.

    Wedel, A.W. and C.A. Gooch. 2005. Case Study—Willow Behrer Farms, Spruce Creek, PA. 

    Wedel, A.W. 2004. Manure Removal and Conveyance Options. NRAES-148. NRAES: Ithaca, NY.

     Gooch, C. A., A. W. Wedel, and J. Karszes. 2002. Economic Analysis for a Dairy Waste Treatment System that Employs Mechanical Separation of Bedding Sand from Scraped Sand-Laden Dairy Manure (paper no. 02-4208). ASAE Annual International Meeting, Chicago, IL.

    Wedel, A.W. 2001. Passive and Mechanical Sand-Manure Separation Systems. NRAES-143. NRAES: Ithaca, NY.

    Wedel, A.W. 2000. Hydraulic Conveyance of Sand-Laden Dairy Manure (paper no. 00-4106).  Presented at the 2000 Annual ASAE Meeting in Milwaukee, WI.

    Wedel, A.W. 2000. Sand-Laden Dairy Manure Conveyance using Screw Conveyors.  NRAES-129. NRAES: Ithaca, NY.

    Bickert, W.G. and A.W. Wedel. 1998. Manure Management Systems using Sand-Manure Separation. Proceedings of the Fourth International Dairy Housing Conference.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Josephs, MI.

    Wedel, A. W. and W. G. Bickert.  1998.  Performance Characteristics of a Sand-Manure Separator.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Dairy Housing Conference.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Josephs, MI.

    Wedel, A.W. 1995. Analysis of a Batch Aerated Grit Chamber used to Separate Bedding Sand from Manure (Paper no. 95-4705). Presented at the 1995 Annual ASAE Meeting in Chicago, IL.

    Wedel, A.W. 1995. Separating Sand from Sand-Laden Manure—Factors Affecting the Process (Paper no. 96-4016). Presented at the 1995 Annual ASAE Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Numerous popular press articles.