P15418: Manual Power for B9 Better Water Maker
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The long term goal of this project is to improve B9 Plastic’s Better Water Maker. The Better Water Maker works by reducing the number of dangerous waterborne microbes via the use of a UV bulb. The main focus of the project is to redesign the power generation with a secondary focus on the water filtration system. Two different designs have been tried in the past, one which utilized a hand crank flywheel as a method of mechanical power generation. The second design improved upon the first and used a recumbent foot pedal instead of the hand crank as well as using a French press style filter to improve the turbidity of the water. The major goal is to design the power system so that it generates the required power with less human effort as well as keeping the cost of the whole system to $100/unit. The secondary goal is to redesign the filter in order to improve the turbidity of the water. The current UV treatment process must not be altered.

More information and background can be found here: MSD1 One Page Summary

Project Name
Manual Power for B9 Better Water Maker
Project Number
P15418
Project Family
Energy and Sustainable Systems
Start Term
2141
End Term
2142
Faculty Guide
Gerald Garavuso, gxgddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
B9 Plastics, Phone: (585)265-6690
Sponsor (financial support)
Chris Fisher

Team Members

From Left: Jason, Nick, Tyler S., Max, Anna, Tyler B., Gerry (Team Guide)

From Left: Jason, Nick, Tyler S., Max, Anna, Tyler B., Gerry (Team Guide)

Member Role Contact
Nicolas Reginelli Meeting Facilitator / Electrical Engineer nfr3725@rit.edu
Anna Sementilli Team Lead / Industrial Engineer aes2937@rit.edu
Tyler Burns Notetaker / Mechanical Engineer tcb5366@rit.edu
Tyler Schmidt Budget & Purchasing Leader / Mechanical Engineer tds6980@rit.edu
Maxamillion McMahon Chief of Edge / Mechanical Engineer mtm1489@rit.edu
Jason Andrews Customer Point of Contact / Electrical Engineer jxa4924@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Build, Test, Document

Publications & Presentations

Acknowledgements


Planning & Execution | Problem Definition | Systems Design | Detailed Design | Build, Test, Document | Publications & Presentations | Photo Gallery