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Creation of a Filter Factory in Hammanskraal, South Africa: Filter Optimization

Student Researcher(s): 
Charles Burgis and John Panagides
Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. James Smith
Community Partner: 
PureMadi and Khulisa

In 2015, a team of students partnered with PureMadi and Khulisa to create the infrastructure for a ceramic water filter factory in Hammanskraal, South Africa.  Our team plans to return to this factory in the summer of 2016 to further develop the filter making process by experimentally optimizing the clay-sawdust-water formulation for filter manufacturing based on available local materials.

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