Presenter Information

Jyoti AggarwalFollow

Location

Hall Memorial Ballroom

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 12:00 PM

Department

Environmental Science

Abstract

A goal of ENVS 600, Concepts in Earth and Environmental Science is to learn to utilize the scientific method in teaching elementary and secondary students the techniques of doing science. Key to this goal is demonstrating that teachers have the capacity to develop appropriate and relevant scientific studies with easily available resources and techniques. Inexpensive and convenient water purification is a necessity of life in many developing countries, and among such groups as backcountry hikers and others living off the grid in the U.S. This project tests effectiveness of low-technology water purification techniques. Several simple chemical mechanical technique are compared in their capacity to remove harmful bacteria, and produce good tasting clean water. The environmental science results of this project are also considered with the economics and logistics to draw conclusions about the feasibility and value of these water purification techniques. The results also are related to the goal of teaching the scientific method by doing relevant, logistically easy classroom scientific studies.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Greg Eaton

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Apr 4th, 12:00 PM

Effectiveness of low-technology water purification techniques

Hall Memorial Ballroom

A goal of ENVS 600, Concepts in Earth and Environmental Science is to learn to utilize the scientific method in teaching elementary and secondary students the techniques of doing science. Key to this goal is demonstrating that teachers have the capacity to develop appropriate and relevant scientific studies with easily available resources and techniques. Inexpensive and convenient water purification is a necessity of life in many developing countries, and among such groups as backcountry hikers and others living off the grid in the U.S. This project tests effectiveness of low-technology water purification techniques. Several simple chemical mechanical technique are compared in their capacity to remove harmful bacteria, and produce good tasting clean water. The environmental science results of this project are also considered with the economics and logistics to draw conclusions about the feasibility and value of these water purification techniques. The results also are related to the goal of teaching the scientific method by doing relevant, logistically easy classroom scientific studies.