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Product DescriptionThe final deliverable of this project consists on the design and prototyping of a device that desalinates and purifies salt water on a small scale. This prototype will be family size, low cost and made of locally available materials.
Key Business Goals
The key business goals are the following:
- Providing water treatment purification service at a very low cost.
- Creating new water sources.
- Allowing this service to become community used, ran and maintained.
Future Long Term Goals
- Improve the quality of life and the economy of the target areas.
- Creating strong ties between RIT and Non-Governmental Organization that relate to communities in the developing world for support, research and development.
Primary MarketThe primary market are those low-income coastal communities that do not have easy access to clean, drinkable water but have great access to sea water.
Secondary MarketThe first secondary market might consist of any touristic center that could use the device to improve the conditions of their facilities.
Assumptions and Constraints
- Budget: The project will rely on the budget provided by RIT. This budget will be used to first, acquiring the current GE device so that reverse engineering can be performed; second, to buy the new materials, third to hire services to machine or perform any task that cannot be done in any of the facilities at RIT and finally to buy posters and information booklets and posters to educate the communities on the developed technology and the benefits of its implementation.
- Time: The project will be finished in two quarters, equivalent to twenty weeks of work.
The major stakeholder of this project, which includes device and implementation is RIT, whose support is a reflection of the social and environmental spirit of the institution.
A second possible stakeholders for this product could be the governmental organizations that are in charge of the management and treatment of water for the mentioned market communities.
A third possible stakeholder for this product could be the private touristic enterprises that might want to invest in low cost technology to be implemented in their facilities to provide clean, drinkable water to their guests and also to advertise themselves as sustainable organizations.
A fourth and last possible stakeholder for this project could be any non-guvernamental organization that might want to implement this product in any other coastal communities in Peru or other parts of the developing world