Idea - FICS

Solar H2O

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Daneal Ahmad
Muhammad Huraira
Sulman Khalid

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Solar H2O
Slogan: Cleaner water, cleaner life!
Supervisor Name: Dr. Taqi Mehran
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SCME
Supervisor Department: Chemical Engineering
Contact number: 0333-9910293
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    Since time in memorial, clean drinkable water has always been a luxury for the most impoverished. Our project aims to provide an economical-alternative to expensive water filtration methods out there.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Conventional water filtration plants can cost millions of rupees to set up and run effectively. With over-bearing costs involved, pure drinkable water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Average households cannot afford expensive water-filter installations. We aim to change that!
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   According to the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, about 44% of the population, still has no access to pure drinkable water. Solar H2O will help poor communities, especially the rural ones, who cannot afford expensive water filtration plants, in attaining a means to do just that.
How will the solution works
    Raw water enters our glass glazed sheet, angled at 45°, on to a black tray, and evaporates due to solar energy. The evaporated water condenses across the inner glass surface and is carried across packed-activated charcoal. This removes suspended impurities, with the drinkable water collected at the bottom of the trough. Construction components: sheet metal enclosure, black paint for good radiation absorption, styrofoam insulation, black coloured tray, reflective inner sheets and glass glazing.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Competitors include costly-membrane filter systems. Our device provides a highly cost-economical solution, employing a renewable source of energy and environment-friendly construction components. The unit operates on a no-electricity requirement, keeping in mind of local load-shedding scenerios.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-14 (1541)