Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Low cost Portable Water Purifier
Explain your project in details:
OBJECTIVE: To create a portable, low cost Water Purifier. PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED: 1. Water purifiers are not portable and are costly. 2. For travel, water is carried from home in bottles. 3. No access of purified water everywhere we go. 4. Drinking non-purified water from unknown source can cause waterborne diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, E-coli, cholera etc. 5. While having food in restaurant most people ask for bottled water because of fear of impure water that is provided in restaurant. INNOVATION: Our purifier combines Kitanu magnet technology (or Positive Charge Technology) with UV technology to filter all the impurities and kill bacteria, mold spores, algae and virus present in impure water. ADVANTAGES OF OUR PRODUCT: 1. Our product is portable , low cost and does not use any chemical treatment process. 2. Low electricity consumption. 3. Simple design with high safety and low weight. 4. Easy to use. 5. In case of replacement of any parts ,customer can do it without any help of technician. 6. Parts are easily available at low cost in our local market.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
To provide universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. By our product we are trying to reach following end customers: 1. People who travel. 2. People working in offices with no pure water supply. 3. Army soldiers who need clean water can use our product by electricity from solar module. 4. Primary Health care centers which need pure water for patients.
Sustainability and future plans
BUSINESS MODEL: 1. We are planning to manufacture, market with collaboration of local water purifier company. 2. Selling products through local medical shops . 3. To create a new segment of water purifier which are portable and light weight. FINANCING SOURCE : We are looking for crowd funding from friends. PLANS FOR FUTURE GROWTH: Further reduction in product cost and selling at no profit and no loss model.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Project Name : Low cost Portable Water Purifier Project Supervisor : Nair Ajit Team Members : Sundar L, Adithya Nanda, Kawshik P PROFILE: I am Nair Ajit (age: 25 years, e-mail Id: [email protected]) working as an Assistant Professor in Velammal Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. I completed my Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering under Anna University ,Chennai. The product - Low cost Portable Water Purifier was developed as a course project by Sundar L, Adithya Nanda, Kawshik P ( Students of Mechanical Engineering, Velammal Inst. of Technology) under my supervision. This project has won 'Best Project Award' in INNOVATE-2017 and 'Dr. Kalam Young Achiver Award'.