Event Title

Ceramic Water Filter Creation & Testing

Session Number

Workshop Session 3

Location

Room B145

Start Date

26-4-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

26-4-2018 2:15 PM

Abstract

Workshop synopsis:
Participants will experience firsthand the activities that go into creating and testing ceramic water filters infused with silver nanoparticles. All participants will mix clay with other ingredients and press new filters which can later be retrieved as souvenirs. Participants may also witness and possibly participate in treating filters with silver, synthesizing silver nanoparticles, measuring filter flow rates, plating bacteria, and counting bacterial colonies. The trade-offs that exist between flow rate and killing percentage will be discussed and participant suggestions solicited.

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Apr 26th, 1:00 PM Apr 26th, 2:15 PM

Ceramic Water Filter Creation & Testing

Room B145

Workshop synopsis:
Participants will experience firsthand the activities that go into creating and testing ceramic water filters infused with silver nanoparticles. All participants will mix clay with other ingredients and press new filters which can later be retrieved as souvenirs. Participants may also witness and possibly participate in treating filters with silver, synthesizing silver nanoparticles, measuring filter flow rates, plating bacteria, and counting bacterial colonies. The trade-offs that exist between flow rate and killing percentage will be discussed and participant suggestions solicited.