Mike Marsolek visits Kathmandu University

  • June 2015- Mike Marsolek of the Seattle engineering team visits Kathmandu University to set up bench scale biogas reactors with samples of Everest climbers’ waste at Kathmandu University. This project is critical to determining if antibiotics present in the climbers’ waste will inhibit or prevent biological formation of methane and destruction of pathogens.  Although this toxicity question will be answered in months, graduate students at Kathmandu University will be completing all of this research project over the next 2 years.  This lab work deepens the collaboration between the Seattle team and the people of Nepal and will help develop a network of technical support for the project once implemented.