Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Simple and Affordable Prototype for Drinking Water Purification
Explain your project in details:
In this prototype electrolytic coagulation (EC) is used which is a simple and affordable technology. The EC is a practical treatment option for drinking water operations, especially for small and remote applications. This prototype will run on solar energy which will overcome the energy crisis.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Water quality deteriorating contaminants, i.e. fluoride, heavy metal arsenic, organic compounds, oil, TDS, turbidity, nitrates, and phosphorus will be removed using EC technique. These contaminants present in drinking water causes diseases like fluorosis, arsenic poisoning, and bad odor but using EC technique we will be able to remove these contaminants.
Sustainability and future plans
Our product meets the SDGs 3 and 6 Our product age is 25 years, only electrodes will be changed after half year, which are also recyclable. This product is eco-friendly as we use solar energy for electrical source. We have other products based on the same technology, which will be commercialized in the future
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 25 years old and completed my bachelor in chemical engineering and currently enrolled in MS Environmental Engineering. During Masters I have studied subjects like Environmental Economics and Entrepreneurship and I had also done a course on Office Management Skills, these experiences will help me to understand, how can I commercialize this prototype. I had been selected top 10 best of Pakistan in social innovation challenges, organized by oxfam. I have won award of $4000, in 2nd Cohort of RINU sindh for entrepreneur idea.