Design it Clean Project
In this project we explored, as a class, various water filtration methods centering on the geography, demography, and issues of a specific area. Our given group of four was assigned the area of Varanasi, India on the Ganges River. The Ganges is faced with the issues of chemical pollution in the forms of chromium from tanneries as well as mercury, cremated human remains from designated religious sites in Varanasi, and various other forms of both medical and domestic waste. We were required to construct a water filter which both suited the needs of the area's people (the river supplies about 400 million Indian citizens) as well as its water pollutants at hand, (an image of our filter can be seen below with a caption). Our filter was tested with water from the nearby creek, and our filter in particular seemed to prove an effective solution to our area's issues excluding heavy metal content. This project both strengthened my critical thinking skills as far as finding realistic solutions to the area's needs, as well my collaborative skills which I improved upon with the help of this project's group setting. My assembly of our tests as well as area information can be viewed in our area description as well as our product description can be seen below.
Our final filter can be pictured above (although it is, regrettably, lacking the bungee, which was excluded for photographic purposes). Information as to the inner workings and applications of this filter can be found below in the Product Description write-up.