CTreePO2

Plant-Based Air Filtration System

 

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Membership level
2016-2017 Team
Member ID
34360962
Contact Last Name
CTreePO2
Team Name
CTreePO2
Project Title
Plant-Based Air Filtration System
Design Challenge
Poor indoor air quality continues to be a problem in many American households. In the interests of improving human well being and moving away from mechanical systems, we propose to design and build a biological system to filter the air. Our goal for this device is for it to be energy efficient, low maintenance, and compact.
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FUNDS THROUGH
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FUNDING AMOUNT
2500
FUNDING SOURCE
Shell
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Design Summary
Our device will be a multi-level system of hydroponic plants that were selected based on their air filtering capabilities. Fans will move air through both the leaves and root systems which will remove harmful compounds and particulates from the air. A pump will circulate a water and compost nutrient mixture from a trough at the bottom of the system to the top of the device and down through each level through a piping network.
Date Updated
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sponsors
Shell
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Department(s)
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Matthew Elliott
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • MECH
1# First Name
Sarah
1# Last Name
Siemann
1# Department
  • MECH
2# First Name
Raymond
2# Last Name
Kim
2# Department
  • MECH
3# First Name
Fariha
3# Last Name
Rashid
3# Department
  • MECH
4# First Name
Eric
4# Last Name
Eschenbrenner
4# Department
  • MECH
Team Type
Collaborative Capstone Design
Rapid Prototyping Tools Used
  • Soldering Station
  • Hand Tools
  • Wood Shop Saws
  • Machine Shop Drill Press
  • Vinyl Cutter
Facilities Used
  • Conference Rooms
  • Computer Lab or Computer Nook
  • Printers/ Copiers
  • Electronics Lab or Tools from Electronics Lab
Electronic Tools Used
  • Power switch/relay
  • Heater
Software Used
  • Solid Works
  • Matlab
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PROPER ACKNOWLEDGMENT:
This project was sponsored by Shell. The design work for this project was supported by the resources of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.
 

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