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: Jonathan Teng (Sr), Alexis Garcia (Sr), Cathy Lao (Jr), Tiffany Chen (Jr), Harlan Maass (Jr), Chelsie Ceballos (Jr), Arun Chumber (F), Errick-Michael Santos (F), Kartik Choudhary (S).
Former Members: Caroll Le, Jae Oh, Jeffery Okwuoma, Allen Vu, Lisa Ban, Cheryl Chan, Mahmoud Issa, Ian Martin, Mingshi Wang, Andrew Han, Herman Santos, Jacob Mitchell,
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.