Event Title

Designing 3D printed Unit cell models for Arsenic Filtration

Mentor 1

Krishna Pillai

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:00 AM

Description

Arsenic contamination of water is a widespread problem that affects many different parts of the world. Natural weathering and anthropogenic sources, such as mining and use of coal-fired power plants, leads to the exacerbation of this issue. Ranging from the developed nations, including the United States and Canada, to developing countries such as Bangladesh, India and China, arsenic contamination has affected numerous different populations across the world and proven to be extremely injurious to human health. Arsenic exposure has many health hazards including gastrointestinal, cardiac and neurological disorders. Our aim is to develop the next-generation low-cost filter cartridges for removing arsenic from water in our lab at our lab at CEAS. Polyurethane (PU) foam is a very common and cheap material that is used in several items of day to day use such as soles of sneakers. We are attempting to make a PU foam based arsenic filter using iron-oxide nanoparticles which is affordable to poor people in developing countries. We would like to not only make PU foam based filter cartridge but also test in our state-of-the-art experimental setup. This will help us to evolve the design of our water filter and bring it closer to the real-life application.

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

Designing 3D printed Unit cell models for Arsenic Filtration

Arsenic contamination of water is a widespread problem that affects many different parts of the world. Natural weathering and anthropogenic sources, such as mining and use of coal-fired power plants, leads to the exacerbation of this issue. Ranging from the developed nations, including the United States and Canada, to developing countries such as Bangladesh, India and China, arsenic contamination has affected numerous different populations across the world and proven to be extremely injurious to human health. Arsenic exposure has many health hazards including gastrointestinal, cardiac and neurological disorders. Our aim is to develop the next-generation low-cost filter cartridges for removing arsenic from water in our lab at our lab at CEAS. Polyurethane (PU) foam is a very common and cheap material that is used in several items of day to day use such as soles of sneakers. We are attempting to make a PU foam based arsenic filter using iron-oxide nanoparticles which is affordable to poor people in developing countries. We would like to not only make PU foam based filter cartridge but also test in our state-of-the-art experimental setup. This will help us to evolve the design of our water filter and bring it closer to the real-life application.