The Aquaduct: Mobile Water Filtration Vehicle

The Aquaduct

Over a billion people in this world do not have access to clean water and often endure illness and even death due to water-related disease. The primary locations in dire need of clean water are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa where women and children will on average walk four miles to obtain clean water.

The Aquaduct is a mobile water filtration system that permits a person to not only filter water, but also to reach destinations more swiftly. The bike consists of a peristaltic pump that filters water effectively, as well as a closed container that stores the filtered water. The closed container in itself is beneficial as many people transport water in open containers that make the water susceptible to collecting contamination. The bike also has a stationary option that permits a person to filter water without actually moving the bike.

Although the Aquaduct has gained much support from all over the world, the mobile filter is currently considered too expensive to be seriously pursued. The creators are interested in finding more affordable materials that will make the Aquaduct a sound investment.

Cited sources:

Conger, Christen. “How the Aquaduct Mobile Water Filtration Vehicle Works”

Official blog for the Aquaduct

Written by Lauren, a Geology major and social activist based in Southern California

 

 

 

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