Clemson University /ˈklɛmsən/ is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States.Founded in 1889, Clemson University consists of five colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life science; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Behavioral science; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development. As of 2013, Clemson University enrolled a total of 16,931 undergraduate students for the fall semester and 4,372 graduate students and the student/faculty ratio is 16:1. The cost of in-state tuition is about $13,054 and out-of-state tuition is $30,488. US News and World Report ranks Clemson University 20th among all national public universities. Wikipedia.
Clemson University | Date: 2015-09-03
Disclosed are methods for forming ammonia and ammonium that can be utilized in certifiably organic farming productions according to most if not all known certification standards. Also disclosed are bioreactors that can be utilized in carrying out disclosed methods. Methods and systems utilize obligate anaerobic bacteria to breakdown organic protein substrates, i.e., compounds containing bound nitrogen, to provide nitrogen in an unbound plant available form, and particularly, ammonia and/or ammonium. Obligate anaerobic bacteria include high ammonia producing bacteria such as
Clemson University | Date: 2015-04-20
Various methods and systems are provided for the control of radiator cooling fans. In one example, among others, a method includes determining heat input to a cooling system and a ram air flow velocity through a radiator of the cooling system, selecting one or more radiator cooling fans, and adjusting operation of the fans in response to the selection. The selection of the fans can be based at least in part upon the heat input from the heat source and the ram air flow velocity. In another example, a system includes a plurality of cooling fans distributed across a cooling surface of a radiator of a cooling system and a radiator fan control system. The radiator fan control system can determine the heat input to the cooling system and a ram air flow velocity through the radiator, select one or more fans, and adjust operation of the selected fans.
Clemson University | Date: 2015-05-22
Foundation University and Clemson University | Date: 2015-07-10
Disclosed are various embodiments for dyeing a material using a dyed nanocellulose dispersion, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for water in dyeing materials, such as fabrics and textiles. A dyed nanocellulose dispersion or gel may be prepared from wood pulp fibers using a homogenizer and a dye, wherein the dyed nanocellulose dispersion comprises nanosized cellulose fibrils. The dyed nanocellulose gel may comprise an approximate concentration of 0.5% to 6%. The dyed nanocellulose dispersion may be applied to a material, such as a fabric or textile material. The fabric or textile material can be dried resulting in a dyed material.
Clemson University and Amadas Industries Inc. | Date: 2015-07-09
Yield monitoring systems for harvesting machines and methods that can provide yield monitoring of crops are described. Machines include those that pneumatically convey crop through the machine such as peanut harvesting machines. The yield monitoring system includes a force sensor that can be located in conjunction with a duct of the harvesting machine such that impact of the crop materials on an impact plate within the duct will be registered by the force sensor. This registration can be used to determine a mass flow rate for the crop, which can be correlated to yield of the crop. The systems can include additional components such as optical monitors, moisture sensors, and pressure sensors.