CLEAR BLUE - THE PORTABLE WATER FILTER
Organized by: Manisha Patel
March 19, 2016
Event Name: Keep Supporting CGIU Commitments Challenge 2016
EVENT DATE Mar 21, 2016
The Clear Blue project has been invited to the Clinton Global Initiative conference! Through CrowdRise we are seeking donations for this good cause.
Clear Blue is a portable water filter and drinking device that allows anyone to have access to clean water at any time. The small sized filter is made 100% via 3D printing and has two stages in its filtration system to purify water from bacteria, parasites, dirt, and arsenic and fluoride metals.
The ultimate goal of Clear Blue is to distribute our filters to small communities in developing countries whose main water source is a river, lake, or water well- places where many contaminates are found.
According to the World Health Organization, arsenic and fluoride are two of the most common and dangerous metals found in drinking water worldwide. The issue arises frequently in developing countries where water is available but is not in drinkable condition. This project introduces a device that can not only filter out the two toxic metals and various types of bacteria, but is also portable and light weight- allowing it to be utilized at any time anywhere when filtered water is needed immediately. Clear Blue consists of a small sized filter that utilizes activated alumina technology and a bio-sand filter to kill and trap all arsenic and fluoride metals, bacteria, and dirt. The exterior part of the filter was designed via OnShape software and was produced completely by a 3D printer, utilizing PVP plastic as the material- which is sturdy and well durable. The interior part, the actual filter itself, was put together with two sections. One section consisting of activated alumina- in which the water would absorb all arsenic and fluoride metals. The second section is the bio- sand filter, which consists of finite sand and gravel that can trap 95% of all commonly found bacteria and dirt.