Event Title

Designing a Dual Air and Water Purifier

Session Number

J01

Advisor(s)

Brendan Casey, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Location

A-129

Start Date

28-4-2016 11:05 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 11:30 AM

Disciplines

Engineering

Abstract

Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air, causing air toxins, which are pollutants known or suspected of causing health issues. Water pollution is a mixture of particles not meant to be in water, leading to the water becoming toxic to drink. Some common air pollutants are ozone, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide. My goal was to design a machine that would filter out one of these pollutants from the air to purify water. Ozone, the pollutant I chose, is known to be a powerful water purifier as one molecule of ozone is composed of three oxygen atoms. After weeks of research, I decided to use ozone’s higher density compared to the other gases in the atmosphere as a way to filter it out using a cyclone filter, which is the design I have completed. Preliminary results using an ozone generator and sensor have cemented the fact that ozone does not immediately recombine into the oxygen, which shows that our project is indeed applicable. Other testing is still being done.


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Designing a Dual Air and Water Purifier

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Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air, causing air toxins, which are pollutants known or suspected of causing health issues. Water pollution is a mixture of particles not meant to be in water, leading to the water becoming toxic to drink. Some common air pollutants are ozone, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide. My goal was to design a machine that would filter out one of these pollutants from the air to purify water. Ozone, the pollutant I chose, is known to be a powerful water purifier as one molecule of ozone is composed of three oxygen atoms. After weeks of research, I decided to use ozone’s higher density compared to the other gases in the atmosphere as a way to filter it out using a cyclone filter, which is the design I have completed. Preliminary results using an ozone generator and sensor have cemented the fact that ozone does not immediately recombine into the oxygen, which shows that our project is indeed applicable. Other testing is still being done.