Poly students develop S$11 water filter [News]

May 17, 2013 by  
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By Zara Zhuang, TODAY, 17 May 2013.

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) students have developed a water filtration cartridge that costs a mere S$11 and can last up to two years. Their work was under the guidance of the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) of the Nanyang Technological University.

Led by Dr Adrian Yeo, Research Fellow at NEWRI, students Sandy Loh and Koh Yong Xiang, both from SP’s Diploma in Environmental Management and Water Technology programme, created the Gravity filter to help with the shortage of clean drinking water in rural areas in Vietnam.

“(We) have some work we’re doing in Vietnam, and we wanted to help the locals in a more organised way,” said Dr Yeo. “We built a large water treatment plant for places that still have access to the piping system, but further away, it becomes less feasible to build a plant.”

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Source: TODAY

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