Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Anum GhafoorASABUndergraduateThirdanum.ghafoor916@gmail.com
2Tasmia IrshadASABUndergraduateThirdtasmia.140@gmail.com
3Iraj IshfaqASABUndergraduateThirdrjishfaq@gmail.com
4Khadija IrfanASABUndergraduateThirdkhadija.irfan96@gmail.com
5Zarah JavedASABUndergraduateThirdzarah.javed27@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Chemical or material engineer

Idea Details

Idea Name: Nano-pure water
Slogan: purity with equality
Startup Domain: Clean Water
Abstract:
    A tri-layer aqua nano-pure filter which will purify water using Iron oxide and silver complex coated magnetic nano-particles to remove heavy metals and microbial impurities.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    According to UK wateraid report, 80 % of the population in Pakistan does not have access to clean drinking water. Our water has abundant levels of heavy metals and contaminants which are hazardous to health. Therefore, it is indispensable to overcome problems associated with unhygienic water supply
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Our main aim is to make a portable filter plant that can provide clean drinking water to all, especially the 80% population devoid of it and the people living in rural areas. It can also be implemented on a large scale in industries.
How will the solution works
    We have designed a filter composed of three layers. First layer: permanently attached Magnetic nanopartcles coated with Iron oxide and silver complex. Super-paramagnetic property of iron oxide will help remove heavy metals (As, Pb, Ni, Cd) while silver will impart its bactericidal effect to eliminate specie of ecoli, acinobacter, bacillus, pseudomonas. Second layer: reverse osmosis filter to remove remaining impurities. Third layer: will return important minerals into the highly purified water.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are those water purification companies that are developing filters using chemicals. Our solution is novel because we are using complex Magnetic nano-particles to purify water and introducing it into a portable plant so that we can target people in rural areas more efficiently.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (2354)