Faculty Advisor

Addison, W. A.

Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Faculty Advisor

Rosenstock, Joshua

Project Center



Geometric tile mosaic made from glazed terra cotta, known as zillij, is a one of the leading artisanal crafts of Morocco. Zillij is an integral part of Morocco's cultural heritage and economic stability, but the production of zillij is not without its environmental side effects. The Moroccan government, with help from the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Arabesque Inc., a leading producer of zillij, are looking for an effective and inexpensive method to reduce air pollution from the wood fired kilns used in zillij production. Our project consists of our research and field work about pollution reduction methods, a cost analysis, and our recommendation for the most effective and efficient method for pollution control.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering