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.
Reuse of sludge from the Water Treatment Plant to manufacture ceramic block
Explain your project in details:
Population growth directly influences the generation of waste at the Water Treatment Stations, thus focusing on environmental, economic and public health issues. The research focuses on the reuse of sludge in the manufacture of the ceramic block. For that, it was analyzed from its generation to its chemical and physical characterization in the laboratory together with the clay being the raw material for this material of the civil construction, and later it was fabricated test bodies with different percentages to analyze the viability of its use.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The research brings promising results that will contribute both to the preservation of the raw material deposits, to the reuse of the waste that generates contamination to the body of water in which it is dumped, to the protection of the population that may later have contact with it, and to help economically the construction market with ceramic fence blocks.
Sustainability and future plans
Aiming at the evolution and development of undergraduate research, it is extremely important to support it so that it can generate better results and so that it can be implemented in different places of our country, considering that the generation of this sludge due to the treatment of water and the consumption of materials for the leverage of civil construction are increasing.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 22 years old, I have a bachelors degree in civil engineering and technical building. I am always looking for the knowledge and learning to enhance the environment in which we live and the area of sustainability in Engineering captivates me more with each passing day. My curiosity and determination in what I want are motivations for me to persist in reaching a country and a better world for our society.