This community contains the theses of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
A Master of Science is offered through the College of Engineering. Areas of specialization for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering include machine vision, biomaterials processing, soil and water engineering, structures, and machine design.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, and Fermentation to Ethanol Using a Lignocellulosic Feedstock and Subsequent Recovery of a Value Added Co-product: Pure Crystalline Cellulose, Ryan J. Bouza

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Activated Carbon Preparation and Modification for Adsorption, Yuhe Cao

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Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Upgrading Biomass Pyrolysis Bio-Oils into Advanced Biofuels, Shouyun Cheng

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Modeling Streamflow and Water Quality Impacts of Grassland Establishment, Conversion, and Management in Skunk Creek Watershed, Jiyeong Hong

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Green Thermosetting Factory: Novel Star-shaped Bio-based Systems and Their Thermosetting Resins; Synthesis and Characterization, Arash Jahandideh

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Impact of Subsurface Drainage on Water Yield for Typical Soil and Weather in Eastern South Dakota, Govinda Karki

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Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Crop Water Use to Improve Irrigation Water Management, Arturo Reyes-Gonzalez

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Understanding the Impacts of Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX™) Pretreatment and Densification on Densified Products Quality and the Bioproducts Yield Through Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Fast Pyrolysis, Vijay Sundaram

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Advanced Carbon Materials Based Electrodes for High Performance Symmetric Supercapacitors, Keliang Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Understanding the Impact of Non-thermal Processing and CO2 Assisted Extrusion on Antioxidant, Textural and Functional Properties of Corn, Sorghum and Apple Pomace Based Extrudates, Umesh Chandra Lohani

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Impacts of Land Use and Climate Changes on Hydrological Processes in South Dakota Watersheds, Manashi Paul

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Behavior of Light in a Photobioreactor and Design of Light Guides, Anand Rajendran

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Predicting Field Water Balance, Crop Yield, and the Economics of Drainage Under Various Cropping Systems Using Drainmod, Shailendra Singh

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Understanding the Effect of Extrusion Processing Parameters on Physical, Nutritional and Rheological Properties of Soy White Flakes Based Aquafeed in a Single Screw Extruder, Sushil Kumar Singh

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Process-Based Nutrient Model for the Bedded Manure Pack of Confined Beef Systems, Ferouz Y. Ayadi

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Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Advanced Bio-Fuels, Yinbin Huang

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Effect of Extrusion Pre-Treatment on Physical Properties and Sugar Recovery of Cold Press and Solvent Extracted Canola, Camelina and Carinata Meal, Jasmeen Kaur

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Contemporary Streamflow Trends and Responses to Climate Variability and land Use Change in South Dakota, Karishma Niloy Kibria

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Subsurface Drainage Impacts on Corn and Soybean Production in South Dakota, Erick K. Koech

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Improved Methods for Decolorizing and Deodorizing Corn Zein Via AC and Silica-Carbon Composite, Sihan Li

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Case Study of Vegetative Treatment System Performance, Sihan Sun

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Fiber-reinforced Concrete for Structure Components, Micah Underberg

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Optimization of Nutrient Requirements, Growth Conditions for Cyanobacteria Using a Flat Plate Reactor and Harvesting by pH Induced Flocculation, Jayasurya Vijayakumar

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Develop Hydrocarbon Biofuel From Non-food Oilseeds Through Catalytic Cracking Pathways, Xianhui Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Nitrate-nitrogen Removal of Denitrifying Bioreactors in South Dakota for Improved Drainage Water Management, Cynthuja Partheeban

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Modeling the H2S Concentrations Affected by Shelterbelts Downwind from a Swine Facility, Brett D. Pettigrew

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Thermo-Chemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels, Wangda Qu

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Characterizing the Growth of Cyanobacteria Using Coiled and Bubble Column Photobioreactors and Its Separation by Flocculation Filtration, Muthu Ramanathan

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Developing Best Management Practices to Minimize the Water Quality Impact of Winter Manure Spreading, Nathan A. Brandenburg

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Impact of Amphiphiles in Cellulase Stabilization, Recycling and Ethanol Production from Pretreated Biomass, Anahita Dehkhoda Eckard

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Understanding the Role of Plant-based Proteins and Extrusion Parameters in Different Fish Feeds, Parisa Fallahi

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Measurement of Cover Crop Evapotranspiration and Impacts on Water Management in Crop Production Systems, Brett R. Hankerson

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Efficient Use of Photons in a Photobioreactor, Anil R. Kommareddy

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Characterization of Biomass Ignition, Combustion, and Upgrading of Bio-char Coproducts, Joseph P. Polin

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Conventional Pyrolysis of Corn Stover, Prairie Cord Grass, and Big Blue Stem Using Batch-type Pyrolysis Unit, Arulprakash Sivasastri

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The Addition of Value to Ethanol Coproducts Through Processing, Christine Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Determination of Airflow through Monoslope Beef Barns by Direct and Indirect Measurement, Md Rajibul H. Al Mamun

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Integration of Extrusion and Clean Fractionation Processes as a Pretreatment Technology of Lignocellulosic Biomasses, Grzegorz Brudecki

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Pretreatment Methods for Lignocellulosic Materials Employed to Produce Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Products, Iwona Cybulska

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Design and Analysis of a New Abrasive Blasting System for an Abrasive Applicator Utilized in a Novel Weed Control Method, Corey M. Lanoue

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Physical, Flow, and Moisture Adsorption Characterization of Afex-Paked Switchgrass, Corn Stover, and Prairie Cord Grass, Yijing Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Extrusion processing of selected fish feed blends containing distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), Ferouz Y. Ayadi

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Vegetative Treatment System Evaluation for Two Large Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Adam W. Mathiowetz

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Developing and Evaluating the Composite Runoff Index Geographic Model for Urban Rainfall-Runoff Modeling, Pravara Thanapura

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Understanding the Role of Biomass and High Shear Bioreactor Parameters in Bioethanol Production, Karunanithy Chinnadurai

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Water and Nutrient Balances of Vegetative Treatment Systems for Feedlots in South Dakota, Daniel T. Ostrem

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Simulating the Soil Erosion from Land Removed from CRP, Rajendra P. Sishodia

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Water Spreading Under Low Flow Conditions for Vegetated Treatment Area Applications, Justin D. Bonnema

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Predictive Modeling of Sugarbeet Quality Using Vegetative Index, Statistical, and Artificial Neural Network Methods, Kevin L. Brandt

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Whey Protein Fractionation Using Membrane Separation Technology, Chenchaiah Marella

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Evaluation of Deficit Irrigation Strategies for Corn, Derek M. Heeren

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Determining the Feasibility of Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Irrigation Water Use in South Dakota at the Field Scale, Seth A. Swanson

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Experimental and Modeling the Flow Properties of Distillers Dried Grains (DDG) with Varying Soluble Levels and Moisture Contents, Vykundeshwari Ganesan

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Water and Nutrient Use Evaluation of South Dakota Vegetated Treatment Systems, Nicholas O. Michael

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Understanding the Role of Extrusion Processing Parameters on Functional Properties of Distillers Dried Grains Extruded Using Single and Twin Screw Extruder, Murali K. Rai

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Calcium Lactate Fortification of Reduced Fat Yogurt and Fortification of "Simulated Yogurt Gel" with Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Gurmeet Singh

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Initiation and Evolution of the South Dakota Tornado Outbreak of 24 June 2003, Jay Trobec

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Modification and Evaluation of a Water Balance Model to Simulate Corn Yields in Drained Waterways, Lowell J. Blankers

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Investigations on the Role of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles for Producing Aquaculture Feed Using Extrusion Technology, Nehru Chevanan

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Using National Weather Service Forecasts and Model Output Statistics to Forecast Evapotranspiration, Sumana Kandula

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Automated Water Management for Center Pivot Irrigation Systems, Jared K. Oswald

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Studies on Functional and Rheological Characteristics of Hispanic Cheeses, Hee Joon Park

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Modeling Sugarbeet Quality Variables from Satellite Images and Canopy Spectral Indices, Subodh Kulkarni

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A Tractor Mounted Device Used for Comparison of In-Situ Soil Bearing Capacity Between Two Tillage Regimes, Bernard R. Jahn

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Laboratory Test Program of Rotary Plate Sprinklers, Micheal J. Monnens

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Modeling and Simulation of a Chemical Injection System, Xiao Chen

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Spectral Properties of Sugar Beet Canopy Related to Sugar Content and Quality of Beet Roots, Biao Xie

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Performance and Evaluation of a Variable-Speed Darrieus Wind Turbine, Kasey W. Abbott