SUNY Geneseo's campus has a compost collecting program where students, faculty, and staff can dispose of their compostable items in bins which are emptied weekly. How-ever, the bins release a putrid scent when opened, deterring SUNY Geneseo community members from using them. A phenomenon commonly known as Pyramid Power claims that the pyramid shape, when exactly scaled to the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza, has properties that, once compostable items are put under it, can limit the growth of micro-organisms and therefore reduce the foul smell. Using a 3-D printing device, we will scale and print the pyramid to the size of the current compost buckets. Then, we will test if microorganism growth and foul scent is decreased inside the pyramid shape as compared to inside the current compost bucket design.
"The Effect of the Pyramid Shape on Compost Smell,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2022, Article 11.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2022/iss1/11