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Rainwater purification & Filtration System. Group 2 Jeremy Dunlop Aaron Davis Andrew Barbanera Kevin Davis. Why filter rainwater?. The water in a raindrop is one of the cleanest sources of water available, but can absorb gases, soot, and other particles as it falls through the sky.

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rainwater purification filtration system

Rainwater purification & Filtration System

Group 2

Jeremy Dunlop

Aaron Davis

Andrew Barbanera

Kevin Davis

why filter rainwater
Why filter rainwater?
  • The water in a raindrop is one of the cleanest sources of water available, but can absorb gases, soot, and other particles as it falls through the sky.
  • When it reaches a roof, it can be
  • exposed to herbicide or pesticide sprays and animal droppings.
  • A filter is needed to remove those impurities.
competition and comparison
Competition and comparison

Competition:

  • Competition is very minimal
  • Filters on the market include debris removal

Comparison:

  • Our filter removes impurities collected in rainwater through the use of charcoal
  • Plants fed purified rainwater grow healthier and faster
assembly
Assembly
  • Remove items from bucket
  • Place o-ring onto down stem
    • Fasten locknut
  • Wash each medium then layer
    • Coarse gravel
    • Pea gravel
    • Sand
    • Carbon
    • Sand
    • Pea gravel
    • Coarse gravel
testing and evaluation
Testing and Evaluation
  • Test #1
    • 2 layers Coarse gravel
    • 2 layers pea gravel
    • 2 layers coarse sand
    • 1 layer activated carbon
    • Flow rate of 0.2 GPM
  • TEST #2
    • 2 LAYERS COARSE GRAVEL
    • 2 LAYERS PEA GRAVEL
    • 1 LAYER ACTIVATED CARBON
    • FLOW RATE OF 5 GPM
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