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Shaobin Li
University of Nebraska-Lincoln| Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Civil Engineering
N119 Scott Engineering Center
(SEC)
Lincoln, NE 68588-6105
(402)405-5065
[email protected]
OBJECTIVES
STEC CAP Objective:
1) Perform energy and water analysis in beef industry
2) Evaluate the impact of the environmental impacts of various food safety
intervention technologies
MAJOR PROFESSOR
Dr. Jeyam Subbiah
Dr. Bruce Dvorak
SHORT BIO
Shaobin Li came from China in Fall 2014, and is pursuing his Ph.D. in
Environmental Engineering with wastewater treatment and environmental
sustainability. Shaobin Li plans to finish his Ph.D. and finds a role in industry as
an Environmental Engineer.
Start date: Fall 2014
Expected Finishing date: Fall 2018
RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
Evalua te baseline da ta from Nebraska Beef Processing
Plants in terms of water use, energy use and wastewater
production the impact of the env ironmental impacts of
various food safety inter vention technologies
Objectives: The specific expectations of the project are to document the current
environmental sustainability metrics on the beef processing industry in the central
United States (centered on Nebraska), and to perform pilot tests in the laboratory
of new innovative methods of cleaning beef carcasses that may reduce the
Shaobin Li
environmental foot print without putting the meat consumer at greater risk of illness
due to meet microbial contamination. In the process, a water and energy model of
beef processing will be developed in conjunction with a model of the environmental
footprint of the process. An additional project output will be information to help
food processing plants rationally understand the trade-off between risk of
microbial contamination of beef production at each step in their process. This
information will help those plants determine the amount of water and energy use
within that step while using a specific intervention technology (meaning method of
reducing the risk of microbial contamination of the meat).
PUB L I CAT I O N S
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A DDI T I O N A L AWA RDS / AC CO M PL I S HME N T S
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