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The goal of this project is to use crumb rubber to pre- filter drinking water to meet EPA requirements and NSF standards. The first phase of this project will be to determine if crumb rubber will have any leaching characteristics that will be hazardous. If it does, possibly crumb rubber could be used for pasteurization or some other water treatment application. Crumb rubber is currently used in construction and turf field applications. It has also been tested in a ballast water filter application.

Crumb rubber is to be investigated for use in a pre-filter for UV water disinfection to remove particulates and turbidity in order to improve functioning of a UV treatment system. Crumb rubber is to be investigated for use in pasteurization of drinking water as a heating medium to improve the SODIS (solar disinfection using clear plastic bottles in the sun) process.

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Crumb Rubber from Recycled Used Tires

Crumb Rubber from Recycled Used Tires

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Special Thanks to Ani-Mat for donating the crumb rubber for our testing.

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Special Thanks to Paradigm Environmental Services for donating the Volatile Organic Compounds Testing of our water.

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Project Name
Crumb Rubber Pre-filter and Heater
Project Number :P11413
Project Family
R11007: Open Source / Open Architecture Sustainable Water Systems
Track
Energy & Sustainable Systems
Start Term
2010-2
End Term
2010-3
Faculty Guide
Sarah Brownell
Faculty Consultant
consultant name here (consultant dept here)
Industry TA
Gerry Garavuso
Primary Customer
Clean Water for the World

Team Members

Name Contact Information

Sarah Brownell

Gerry Garavuso

Bettina Burleigh

Codyshane Taylor

Thomas McDowell

sabeie@rit.edu

gxgddm@rit.edu

bxb9445@rit.edu

cbt9521@rit.edu

tjm2815@rit.edu

Team Documents

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Preliminary Plan - Schedule for MSD2

Team Values and Norms

Risk Assessment

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Testing Documents

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Test Results

EPA Drinking Water Contaminants http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/

Crumb Rubber Volatile Organics Test Results ( 30 mesh crumb rubber tested )

Crumb Rubber Water Metals Testing Results ( 30 mesh crumb rubber soaked in water for 102 hours, then water was tested )

Crumb Rubber Water VOC Testing Results - Long term ( 30 mesh crumb rubber soaked in water for 10 weeks, then water was tested )

Crumb Rubber Water VOC Testing Results - Filtered (Distilled, DI water run through the 3 foot 30 mesh crumb rubber filter)

Crumb Rubber Water TSS Testing Results (Genesee River water run through the 3 foot 30 mesh crumb rubber filter vs. Culligan brand Benchmark)

Crumb Rubber Water Turbidity Testing Results (Genesee River water run through the Clean Water for the World filter vs. Culligan brand Benchmark)

References

Crumb Rubber MSDS

Crumb Technical Sheet 30 mesh

Crumb Technical Sheet 10-20 mesh

Crumb Technical Sheet 6-10 mesh

NSF Standard 55

NSF Standard 55 Addendum 1

NSF Standard 55 Addendum 2

Enhanced Performance of Crumb Rubber Filtration

UV Tube Paper in JWH including materials degradation info