P08401: Water Desalination and Purification Device

Generate Product Concepts

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Problem Statement

The process of concept generation consisted of, first, the search of a feasible desalination method, and second, the concept generation of the product itself. The external search for the method followed a specific criteria. This involved the description of the process, the input and output, costs and existing prototyping.

The methods researched were the following:

Reverse Osmosis


Ion Exchange

Solar Humidification

Search Internally

Previous Senior Design projects, within the Sustainable section, were observed for inspiration and concept development.


Like mentioned in the link of Metrics and Specifications, the second phase of the project embrased wicking. Research regarding materials, different wicking types and the performance took place.

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