Pedal Powered Water Purifier Project


Pedal Powered Water Purifier Project report

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Pedal Powered Water Purifier Project

Pedal Powered Water Purifier Project


Abstract: Pure, clean drinking water is a need of every household as humans canít live without it. Electricity at rural and remote areas is extremely erratic, thus making conventional water purifiers almost redundant for use. Thus, this project is specifically aimed at such areas and conditions ofthe world where water supply is erratic or non-existent and access to clean drinking water is sometimes at long distances. A pedal operated water filtration system is a water filtering apparatus which can filter water by using human muscle power via a pedal operated mechanism. This apparatus is preferably mounted on a supporting frame for increased portability. It will be specifically designed to perform three important functions: storing water, filtering it and transporting it to the final destination. the aim of this project is to solve purifying drinking water by creating a durable apparatus which is cheap to manufacture and to buy, which can last for a long time in rural conditions and which can be detachable so that it can be mounted on any frame. The system works on the sprocket chain system with power generator dynamo along with supporting frame interfaced with filters, container with integrated heating element and supporting circuit to achieve this system development. The overall apparatus is designed to be as lightweight and as cheap as possible so as to make it easily accessible to a very wide range of people. The apparatus is also designed to be made detachable so that it can be easily shifted from one place to another with minimal modifications.Water purificationis the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is disinfected for human consumption (Drinkingwater), but water purification may also be designed for a variety of other purposes, including fulfilling the requirements ofmedical, pharmacological, chemical and industrial applications. The methods used include physical processes such asfiltration,sedimentation, anddistillation; biological processes such asslow sand filtersorbiologically active carbon; chemical processes such asflocculationandchlorinationand the use of electromagnetic radiation such asultraviolet light.Purifying water may reduce the concentrationof particulate matter includingsuspendedparticles,parasites,bacteria,algae,viruses,fungi, as well as reducing the concentration of a range of dissolved and particulate matter.The standards for drinkingwater qualityare typically set by governments or by international standards. These standards usually include minimum and maximum concentrations of contaminants, depending on the intended purpose of water use.