Location

Portland State University

Start Date

9-4-2016 12:30 PM

End Date

9-4-2016 2:30 PM

Description

Access to clean drinking water is a large problem that our world is facing today. Consuming contaminated water can lead to the spread of water-borne illnesses. Populations without the security of water struggle to develop, as seen predominately in Africa. As Oregonians prepare for life after a major earthquake which could devastate the infrastructure that delivers clean water to our homes, a water filtration system should be part of a family’s emergency preparedness plan.

There are a large variety of processes for achieving fresh water. Combining all of the necessary components to lead to clean water is a complex process, as we have discovered during our field research. We saw an opportunity to create an inexpensive and user friendly device that encompasses all of the required aspects of purifying water for drinking.

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Mentors: Melissa Preciado, Robb Sutton

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Small Scale Water Filtration Project

Portland State University

Access to clean drinking water is a large problem that our world is facing today. Consuming contaminated water can lead to the spread of water-borne illnesses. Populations without the security of water struggle to develop, as seen predominately in Africa. As Oregonians prepare for life after a major earthquake which could devastate the infrastructure that delivers clean water to our homes, a water filtration system should be part of a family’s emergency preparedness plan.

There are a large variety of processes for achieving fresh water. Combining all of the necessary components to lead to clean water is a complex process, as we have discovered during our field research. We saw an opportunity to create an inexpensive and user friendly device that encompasses all of the required aspects of purifying water for drinking.