Off-grid Solar Powered Water Treatment System for a Swimming Pool

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Cholkan, Christina
Lacharity, Ryan
Roth, Dan
Aikenhead, Graham
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A water treatment system was designed for an existing pool structure at the Cambodian Children's Fund Kids Camp in Cambodia. The system is cost efective and reduces the use of chlorine and providing a safe and enjoyable environment. High rate sand filtration and copper/silver ionization were selected as the methods of water treatment. The disinfection system combines of copper and silver ions and low levels of chlorine to eliminate bacteria and algae. To satisfy the need for running the system off-grid, solar panels were employed as the sole power source for the design. Proposed modifications to the existing pool structure reduced pool water volume, resulting in a lower estimated capital project cost of $52,900.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
Copper/Silver Ionization, Pool water treatment, Solar power