P16411: Pulsed-Corona Water Purification
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Current water treatment methods rely on filters, heat and/or ultraviolet light to destroy pathogens. This project’s aim is to develop a prototype pathogen elimination system that utilizes a spark-discharge, or non-thermal plasma streamers. The focus is on creating a proof of concept design. Eventually the product will be for personal use, possibly military, with use potential for larger scale systems in the future. We are proving the concept is viable for exploring these use potentials.

This design is to utilize existing automotive components for the corona generation. A method for biological analysis of water also must be determined.

Project Name
Pulsed Corona Water Purification
Project Number
P16411
Start Term
2151
End Term
2165
Faculty Guide
Dr. Slack, GBSEEE@RIT.EDU
Primary Customer
Dr. Ali Ogut, adoeme@rit.edu
Sponsors (financial support)
Dr. Roman Press
Environmental Energy Technologies Inc.

Team Members

Member Role Contact
Aaron Weidenaar ME - Customer Contact ajw4167@rit.edu
Brian Nally BME - Project Manager bmn5371@rit.edu
Travis Cunningham ME - Purchasing tsc6020@rit.edu
Julian Heckbert ME - Edge Admin jwh1480@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Test Results

Project Management

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Team Rules

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystem Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Acknowledgements