Skip to main content
NCSU Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering Linkopens in new window opens in new window Links to NC State University

Engineering Resource Topics

Informative resources for the public on topics related to engineering agriculture and the environment

Resource Topics

Below find a list of engineering topics which may be useful to private citizens, business and municipalities in North Carolina. These individual topic sites provide a combination of extension and research information, resources and contacts to enhance public sector technology transfer in areas concerning engineering for agriculture and the environment. The public may also be interested in training and credit workshops and certificates offered by this department.

List of Agriculture and Environmental Engineering Topics:

  • Agritourism - How to create crop mazes using GPS systems to generate agritourism.
  • Air Quality - agricultural air quality, Air emission sampling, measurement & modeling, Air quality monitoring and dispersion modeling, Air pollution abatement system design, Animal housing and environmental management.
  • Animal Waste Management - Information and resources for animal waste handlers. Find a more expansive site at the college level see below.
  • Aquaculture - This department is involved with controlled environment for intensive fish farming in recirculating indoor tanks.
  • Biofuels - Overview of Biofuels in relation to agricultural production.
  • BMP Inspection and Maintenance - Information and training concerning inspection and maintenance of stormwater devices.
  • Coastal Stormwater Projects and Overview - Rainwater harvesting, bioretention, reinforced turf parking lots, inlet slip filters, dune infiltration system, tank conversions.
  • Drainage Advisory - Aid for agricultural farmers and producers, describes drainage water management, gives general guidelines on how to manage drainage outlets, answers frequently asked questions, presents a tool for determining soil and site specific recommendations for DWM.
  • Dune Infiltration Systems - Research into the use of dune infiltration systems in coastal areas.
  • Irrigation Resources - irrigation resources and links for irrigators. Topic areas include; agricultural, turfgrass and wastewater and animal waste irrigation.
  • Low Impact Development - Land use development and growth strategies to protect the environment.
  • Riparian Buffers - Research of the effects of naturally vegetative lands adjacent to streams, rivers, and lakes that can positively protect the integrity of a water body.
  • Soil and Water Management - Information about soil and water projects in North Carolina and the use of the Drainmod modeling system.
  • Stormwater Engineering- Overview of stormwater programs and research.
  • Wetlands - North River Project

Other collaborative college level sites related to this department which expand on the information available to the public.