Every year students from regional Universities compete in creating sustainable design to treat water. The students have to design, build and test a water treatment system that will meet required level of pollution removal, which is changed every year. This year the team designed a system to treat water from an actual drinking water source (Barberton Reservoir). The focus was on reducing both elevated manganese concentrations and turbidity, in addition to controlling the water’s pH level. Our team was very successful and placed 2nd in the competition due to our high manganese removal and sustainable and creative design!
The Environmental Design Team works on the project throughout the Winter quarter and testing of the system continues up until the competition, which is typically held in early spring. The group is usually limited to about 5-6 students, so please contact Dr. Zuzana Bohrerova at firstname.lastname@example.org before the Winter quarter if you would like to participate.