Carbon Fibre Reinforcement of Ceramic Water Filters

dc.contributor.advisorMcBean, Edward
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Diana
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-18T13:27:52Z
dc.date.available2012-09-18T13:27:52Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08
dc.date.created2012-08-28
dc.date.issued2012-09-18
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeEngineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractThis research strived to examine the potential for carbon fibre to improve the strength characteristics of ceramic water filters (CWFs) to improve their length of use in the field while maintaining, or improving, existing flow and bacteria attenuation capabilities. Model-scale CWF discs were made exploring several configurations of carbon fibre reinforcement and were tested for flow through rates, E coli attenuation, and equi-biaxial flexural strength. It was determined that, while the particular carbon fibre configurations explored in this study did not increase the strength of the CWF discs, they did provide some benefit such as improving flow-through rates while minimally detracting from bacteria removal. This indicates that the reinforcement of CWFs has potential and further research should be conducted to determine an appropriate reinforcement configuration to improve both their strength characteristics. Given that CWFs are gaining more widespread use in many countries worldwide, extending their lifespan of use would have significant value.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/4016
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectCarbon Fibre Reinforcementen_US
dc.subjectCeramic Water Filtersen_US
dc.subjectClay Pot Water Filtersen_US
dc.subjectFibre Reinforced Ceramicsen_US
dc.titleCarbon Fibre Reinforcement of Ceramic Water Filtersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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