Water Desalination & Filtration Instructions

Part 1:  Thermal Desalination:

Materials:

Instructions:



Part 2:  Water Filtration:

Materials:

Instructions:

Using any of the materials provided, design a water filtration system which can be used to separate the contaminants from the given contaminated water.  Consider the size of the contaminants, the “size” of the water flow path through the system, and any challenges with clogging of the flow path.

You will have multiple opportunities to test your filter with contaminated water.  Your filter will be judged based on how much water you can filter in a given time, and how clear your filtered water is.  We will measure water clarity using a turbidimeter.

After testing your filter, throw away your filter materials in the bucket provided and rinse out your plastic container.

HINTS:

3/16/2018