Event Title

Purifying Water With Egg Patties and Silver Nitrate

Session Number

Project ID: ENGN 6

Advisor(s)

Dr. Mark Carlson; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Engineering

Start Date

22-4-2020 10:05 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 10:20 AM

Abstract

In the developing world, finding clean water can be very difficult; this issue causes the death of 3.5 million people every year. Our objective is to produce a viable water filter for the developing world that costs less than 20 dollars, has a bacterial kill rate of at least 99%, and obtains a flow rate of 2 L/hr - an important mark that allows families to satisfy their daily needs through nightly operation. Filtration is achieved through a scouring pad base soaked in albumin, which binds to silver nitrate to provide antibacterial properties. At present, all copies of the current design have exceeded the criteria of the objective. Our best filter obtained a flow rate of 3.35 L/hr and a kill rate of 99.9%. Work is ongoing to determine the useful lifespan of the filters as it will impact the cost to potential users.

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Purifying Water With Egg Patties and Silver Nitrate

In the developing world, finding clean water can be very difficult; this issue causes the death of 3.5 million people every year. Our objective is to produce a viable water filter for the developing world that costs less than 20 dollars, has a bacterial kill rate of at least 99%, and obtains a flow rate of 2 L/hr - an important mark that allows families to satisfy their daily needs through nightly operation. Filtration is achieved through a scouring pad base soaked in albumin, which binds to silver nitrate to provide antibacterial properties. At present, all copies of the current design have exceeded the criteria of the objective. Our best filter obtained a flow rate of 3.35 L/hr and a kill rate of 99.9%. Work is ongoing to determine the useful lifespan of the filters as it will impact the cost to potential users.