The Solvent Extraction (SolEx) team is working with Dr Tim Eisele to rejuvenate a pilot scale copper extraction unit in the Unit Operations lab. The existing cells and pumps were donated by Freeport-McMoran and Solvay, although the design was meant as a scale-down of an industrial process and not well-suited for a lab environment. Our team will re-design and re-build the current unit as necessary to make it more robust and safe for lab use.
Team Lead - Micheal Bakowski
Hi! I'm Mike Bakowski, a fourth year ChemE, and this is my second year with CPM; I was on the Kimberly-Clark (properly stlyized K-C) Sustainable Packaging project last year. I'm from Grosse Pointe (20 north of Detroit) and listen to a lot of rock and roll and all the stuff related to it. If you've seen me before, it was likely with an orange fish hat playing drums at a Tech sporting event with the pep band.