Rain Water Purification and Storage

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Rain Water Purification and Storage
Rain Water Purifier.jpg
Description While many of the rain water harvesting systems are designed for non-potable purposes, the water can be purified by use of local resources like charcoal, ceramic/clay pots and cotton sleeves.
Keywords 3D printing, rain water harvesting, storage
Uses development
Authors Abhijeet
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? Was this project made independently by someone other than the authors and without their guidance? No
Countries of design United States
Sustainable Development Goals SDG06 Clean water and sanitation
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.youmagine.com/designs/rain-water-purifier
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

Project Title[edit | edit source]

Project developed by [Abhijeet Patil]

Rain Water Purification and Storage

Abstract[edit | edit source]

Rainwater harvesting is one of the efficient ways of utilizing rain water for household purposes. Many of the underdeveloped and developing nations in Africa and South Asia rely majorly on these harvests since many years. While many of the rain water harvesting systems are designed for non-potable purposes, the water can be purified by use of local resources like charcoal, ceramic/clay pots and cotton sleeves. These simple water purification materials are scientifically proven to provide safe drinking water. Now all it needs is a simple, robust and affordable filter unit that can serve this purpose. Our OSAT project aims to provide such water purification technique in most affordable way.

Rain Water Purifier.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. Link to all source files using open source CAD
  2. 1.75mm PLA 3D Printer Filament (2kg), $15 USD
  3. charcoal (1 kg max), $2 USD, free of cost at local site
  4. ceramic/clay pieces, free of cost at local site
  5. cotton sleeve, $0.2 USD, mostly free of cost at local site

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. PLA and PETG Filament

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit | edit source]

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Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

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Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

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'Ultimaker Cura;' 3D printing software was used to print all the parts. Following are the print details:

FUNNEL LOWER BODY Nozzle: 0.8mm Material: PLA Profile: Fast

Approximate time to print: 3hrs 30 mins Approximate spool length required: 6.5 meter Approximate spool weight: 51 grams

FUNNEL UPPER BODY Nozzle: 0.8mm Material: PLA Profile: Fast

Approximate time to print: 8hrs Approximate spool length required: 14.45 meter Approximate spool weight: 114 grams

POT Nozzle: 0.8mm Material: PLA Profile: Fast

Approximate time to print: 12hrs Approximate spool length required: 18 meter Approximate spool weight: 130 grams

PIN Nozzle: 0.8mm Material: PLA Profile: Fast

Approximate time to print: 10min Approximate spool length required: 5 meter Approximate spool weight: 20 grams

ASSEMBLY TIME ESTIMATE: 5 mins

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

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My cost $20 commercial cost-$180 $ saving-160 % savings-85%

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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  1. web page: Department of Energy (DOE) Landscaping and Energy Efficiency, DOE/GO-10095 (1995) Available: http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/landscape.html

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