Improving Water Quality in China: Developing a Platform to Help Industry with Water Issues

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2017-04-27

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Zhu, Xinnan
Shen, Yu
Zhang, Wenyu
Gao, Zhihao

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Rittschof, Daniel

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Agricultural water pollution in China coupled with new governmental policies provide opportunities for collaboration between industries and environmental service providers (ESPs). Last year, SinoAltas, a platform was established providing information and opportunities for stakeholders to meet and cooperate. This year, the objective is to identify a target agricultural industry, identify its water pollution challenges, conduct technology to promote cooperation between industries and ESPs. After conducting literature reviews, qualitative interviews of pollution experts and new governmental policies for water pollution, we identified pig farms as our target industry. We researched current waste treatment techniques in China and created equations to calculate the cost benefit of each technique. We also developed an online Search System to provide ESPs information, which enables farmers to select ESPs based on their geographical location and waste water treatment choice. Once search system and treatment models are posted online, our client can market SinoAtlas to increase platform popularity and user engagement by developing social media communication and attending industrial conferences.

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Zhu, Xinnan, Yu Shen, Wenyu Zhang and Zhihao Gao (2017). Improving Water Quality in China: Developing a Platform to Help Industry with Water Issues. Master's project, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/14133.


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