Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Muhammad Saad KhanSMMEUndergraduateFourthm_saad_khan@yahoo.com
2Kamran SiddiqueSMMEUndergraduateFourth14bemeksiddique@smme.edu.pk
3Syed Ahmed Raza RizviSMMEUndergraduateFourth14bemesrizvi@smme.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Business plan generation,marketing strategy

Idea Details

Idea Name: Tasfia
Slogan: Making Water Clean Again
Startup Domain: Environment
Abstract:
    Action is required to fight pollution. Industrial wastewater containing toxic elements harms environment & health. Using advanced membrane technology, we will produce pure water using clean energy.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    We will treat industrial wastewater. Pollution destroys ecosystems and causes diseases. According to the UN,only 8% of industrial and municipal wastewater is treated in low income countries like Pakistan. Wastewater purification will help industries reduce harmful footprint and increase water supply
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Insecticides,pesticides,textiles,and tanneries are some of the many industries that will benefit by improving their environmental safety standards.By treating water we can help over 700 million people who drink contaminated water & preventing 2.2 million deaths caused by waterborne diseases annually
How will the solution works
    Vacuum Membrane Distillation technique is applied to purify water. A vessel has two compartments separated by a hydrophobic (water repellant) membrane.One contains wastewater at 80-90*C and vacuum is maintained in the other one using vacuum pump.The membrane allows only water vapors to move across, leaving behind pollutants in the liquid water. The vapors are condensed to obtain clean water. Water can be heated using a clean energy source like solar, biomass,wind or waste heat from industries.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Global water industry is worth more than $500 billion. Competitors apply reverse osmosis, ultra-filtration and Nano-filtration to treat water.Our solution uses membrane distillation which has not been employed on the industrial level.Thus,our solution is unique in Pakistan for wastewater treatment.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-19 (2124)