Biochar Filter for Philadelphia Water Pb Removal

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA team photo
Team members Garielle Rodriguez and Sarah Thomas introduce the challenges of lead in drinking water, and the teams appraoch to addressing this problem through decentralized treatment with a sustainable filter. The team plans to investigate the performance of a sorbent made of biochar from spent coffee grounds, and a non-plastic container.

The team consists of four senior engineering students who are participating in this, both as a P3 team and as a senior design team. Erica McKenzie (environmental engineering) is the PI, and the students are: Alexander Zenos, Gabrielle Rodriguez, Nassier Boyce-Davis, and Sarah Thomas.

Poster (click to open a full size image): 
Biochar Filter for Philadelphia Water Pb Removal poster

The poster introduce the challenges of lead in drinking water, and the teams appraoch to addressing this problem through decentralized treatment with a sustainable filter. The poster also provide information on the planned future experimental efforts