Purpose: Prototype a pilot experimental design for converting ocean water into potable water
Method: Cryo Desalination System
Benefit: Development of a method to provide water for a growing world
Takeaway: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Control processes
Team Members: Lisa Ban (Jr), Cheryl Chan (Jr), Alexis Gracia (So), Eric Kirby (Sr), Ian Martin (Jr), Jae Oh (Sr), Jeffery Okwuoma (Jr), Yimi Qian (Jr),
Former Members: Nathan Arboleda, Renee Chuang, Mai Nong (Jr), Melissa Nguyen, Corey Shono,Chris Simons
Gain Skills as a Student & Professional
Students participating on the cryodesalination team will gain skills relevant to engineering a low cost, individual-scaled method for the efficient purification of saltwater. This project will provide experience relevant to the water treatment, environmental, and process engineering industries. Upon successful completion of this project, team members will have gained skills with modeling processes in Aspen Plus, designing a reactor using Solidworks, assembling a unit from tubing, compressors, and heat exchangers; and analyzing experimental data using MATLAB.