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Essential Design: Ceramic Water Filter Press
Classes: Spring Semester EDSGN 497C + EDSGN 452-section 2
Optional summer travel EDSGN 497A
Summary: The value proposition for the PapaMaji Team is an affordable and ease to use ceramic filter press. This press will enable users to make filters that can remove 99.9% of bacteria from water. The team will achieve sustainability through the innovative redesign of existing ceramic filtration methods and production processes as well as the incorporation of locally sourced materials and the indigenous knowledge of the Kenyan community. Our end goal is to establish a network of locally owned and operated filter production studios throughout Kenya. We strive to empower the Kenyan Community through job creation and improved water sanitation. Cleaner water. Better health. Brighter Futures.
Plans for Spring of 2013
- Redesign the current filter press prototype
- Create a business model for the enterprise
- Test a variety of materials that could comprise the filters
Seeking students of all majors with the following skill sets and interests:
Engineering, immunology, biology, desire to sustainably empower those in developing nations.