Automatic Solar Powered water Filter (A.S.P.F.)
PROJECT GOAL: The ultimate purpose of the A.S.P.F. is to reduce global inequity by decreasing the prevalence of waterborne diseases in developing countries. By providing people in areas affected by clean water scarcity the means to reliably source their own filtered drinking water, we intend to empower them to take the prevention of waterborne diseases into their own hands.
The development of the Automatic Solar Powered Water Filter (A.S.P.F.) began with research into a global issue of inequity: access to clean drinking water. In our research, we found that waterborne neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) were most prevalent amongst low-income communities in developing countries with hot climates, so this group became our target clientele. We set out to design a solution that would adequately accommodate the target clientele’s needs, namely ease of transport, low cost, durability, and simplicity. The A.S.P.F. is intended to be assembled and maintained by the target clientele once delivered to the target areas. The future of the A.S.P.F. is certainly a bright one, as it holds the potential to uplift developing communities by providing them with the same access to clean water we enjoy every day. With a little more development, the A.S.P.F. is well on its way to tackling one of the world’s most pressing sources of inequity.