P12412: UV Water Treatment Safety Valve
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Project Background:
There currently exists a low cost UV Water Treatment system developed by students at UC Berkeley. The system allows for rural communities in Mexico and Sri Lanka to obtain clean, safe water at a low cost for families. However a system that stops contaminated water from coming in contact with the decontaminated water when certain failures occur does not exist. The major goal of this project is to implement this function into existing UV treatment kiosks, as well as into kiosks that will be built in the future. The failures which can occur include power outage, UV bulb failure, broken filament, and power brown out. The design must include few consumable parts, and must be easy and inexpensive to install and maintain. The mechanism designed should be able to be retrofitted into existing water treatment kiosks as well as used in newly built kiosks.
Mission Statement:
The primary objective of this design is to prevent any contaminated water from entering into a tank of water that has already been decontaminated by the UV water treatment unit. The product should sense a failure and stop the flow of the contaminated water until the failure has been found and fixed.

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Project Name
UV Water Treatment Bulb Failure Safety Mechanism
Project Number
P12412
Project Track
Energy and Sustainable Systems
Start Term
2011-1
End Term
2011-3
Faculty Guide
Sarah Brownell, sabeie@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Fermin Reyegadas Fundacion Cantaro Azul Co-Founder, reyegadas@berkeley.edu,fermin@cantaroazul.org, 510-898-8306
Sponsor (financial support)
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Team Members

(From Left to Right) Tyler Josselyn, Evan Hall, Phil Floroff, Matt Switzer

(From Left to Right) Tyler Josselyn, Evan Hall, Phil Floroff, Matt Switzer

Member Role Contact
Matt Switzer Team Lead, Mechanical Engineer mss9775@rit.edu
Phil Floroff Team Facilitator, Electrical Engineer psf9667@rit.edu
Tyler Josselyn Team Mascot, Mechanical Engineer tmj2427@rit.edu
Evan Hall Team Liaison, Electrical Engineer emh1171@rit.edu

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MSD I MSD II Additional Documentation

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Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

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Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Engineering Notebook Guidelines

Acknowledgements