Kenya Water Filtering
What we need to know in order to succeed in this project:
- What we are trying to filter out of the water
- Resources that will be available to us
sand,some sort bottle,rocks.
- What has already been tried
- What will this water be used for
- What is the least amount of money that can be spent?
- Does all water have to be clean?
A rag-old recycled no cost
Gravel- No cost
Sand- No cost
Charcoal- Active charcoal carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds
Sand and gravel- As the water travels through the sand and gravel, small impurities and pathogens get trapped in the sand and gravel. The slower the water travels, the more impurities are taken out. That is why small slow moving streams are slow clear, and water from a breaking dam is so muddy.
Cheesecloth- The cheesecloth is essential because it not only is a great filter it also allows water to escape while keeping all of the filter materials in the bottle.
(TOTAL COST: $11)
Kenya, a third world country where there are many people have to get their water out of streams and ponds every day, clean water, and therefore a water filter, is something that is a necessity.There needs to be enough water for the cattle and the people. There have been a lot of deadly diseases that are caused because of the water not being clean. The human population depend heavily on fresh drinking water, but they do not have that. They get their water from streams that contain a bunch of bacteria and other things. They need a filtration system that they can carry along to wherever they go. A lot of people from Kenya migrate to go where there is food, but also have live stock. A large part of the Diet in Kenya’s society would be cow meat. Because of this they need fresh clean water to clean this meat.
Our water filter was to drinking standards at the end of the project. Our water filter passed all the water tests.