Presentation Title

Haiti Desalination

Location

Reed 330

Start Date

20-4-2017 5:30 PM

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Community Application

Description

This project’s overall goal is to provide clean drinking water to those who do not have access to it in the developing world of Haiti. There are many organizations that address this issue using differing methodologies. The specific concern this project is addressing is the presence of salty (saline) water in the groundwater where a well has already been drilled. The scope of this project is to provide a cost-effective, durable, easy-to-use design which can be implemented into the existing well framework and provide unsalted drinking water for the surrounding population. There has been a massive amount of work already done to finding a solution towards desalinating water. For this project, reverse osmosis, solar distillation, vacuum distillation and electro dialysis have been considered and researched as to their plausibility of functioning. Although the main purpose of this project is to desalinate water, other crucial elements have to be taken into account: a budget of $10,000, space (must fit inside a jeep), and ease of operability for the people of a village in Haiti. Through research and calculations, it has been decided that a reverse osmosis system has to be used. Because of the massive costs surrounding other alternatives, it is clear that there is only choice for design.

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Faculty Mentor:

David Ibrahim

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Apr 20th, 5:30 PM

Haiti Desalination

Reed 330

This project’s overall goal is to provide clean drinking water to those who do not have access to it in the developing world of Haiti. There are many organizations that address this issue using differing methodologies. The specific concern this project is addressing is the presence of salty (saline) water in the groundwater where a well has already been drilled. The scope of this project is to provide a cost-effective, durable, easy-to-use design which can be implemented into the existing well framework and provide unsalted drinking water for the surrounding population. There has been a massive amount of work already done to finding a solution towards desalinating water. For this project, reverse osmosis, solar distillation, vacuum distillation and electro dialysis have been considered and researched as to their plausibility of functioning. Although the main purpose of this project is to desalinate water, other crucial elements have to be taken into account: a budget of $10,000, space (must fit inside a jeep), and ease of operability for the people of a village in Haiti. Through research and calculations, it has been decided that a reverse osmosis system has to be used. Because of the massive costs surrounding other alternatives, it is clear that there is only choice for design.