P13417: Human Generated Power for B9 Water Maker
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B9 Plastics http://www.b9plastics.org is a not for profit organization dedicated to social and environmental improvement through the use of certain materials (plastics). The current product they are working on is called The Better Water Maker (BWM). The BWM is a water treatment device that treats 1/2 gallon of water per minute. The device uses a human powered crank to generate power for the device at 12v. Systems are currently being field tested in Africa, Haiti, Peru, Tibet, Nicaragua, and Iraq. Our project, in conjunction with B9 plastics, is to redesign the power generator to ease the use of this device for women and children. The current design seems to be too physically demanding to maintain the proper power output for the time required to cleanse a moderate amount of water (over 1 gallon).

B9 Plastic Water Maker Video

Current Better Water Maker

Current Better Water Maker

B9 Plastics Logo

B9 Plastics Logo

Project Name
Human Generated Power for B9 Water Maker
Project Number
P13417
Project Family
Sustainable Water Systems
Start Term
2012-1
End Term
2012-2
Faculty Guide
Vince Burolla, 315-524-8286
Primary Customer
B9Plastics
Sponsor (financial support)
Mark Smith, KGCOE

Team Members

Left to Right: Jordan, Kreag, Nick, Emily, Diane, and Trang

Left to Right: Jordan, Kreag, Nick, Emily, Diane, and Trang

Member Role Major Contact
Diane Kang Co-Project Manager Industrial & Systems Engineer dyk6592@rit.edu
Kreag Bradley Co-Project Manager Industrial & Systems Engineer krb7205@rit.edu
Emily Belonga Note Taker Mechanical Engineer emb2463@rit.edu
Nicholas Higgins Lead Mechanical Engineer Mechanical Engineer njh6802@rit.edu
Trang Pham Lead Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineer tdp4045@rit.edu
Jordan Lahanas Team Member Electrical Engineer jkl3092@mail.rit.edu

Table of Contents

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design

Mission Statement

Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Project Review

Concept Level

Planning & Execution

Project Review

Detailed Design

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements