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Bio-sand Filter Design / Water Filter

Bio-sand Filter Design

iF PUBLIC VALUE STUDENT AWARD 2016

iF PUBLIC VALUE STUDENT AWARD 2016

In Uganda, water resources are limited. People used to drink water coming from a very heavy filter made of cement or stone. The bio-sand filter is a modified form of the traditional slow sand filter: the bio-sand filters can be built on a smaller scale and can be operated intermittently. These modifications make the bio-sand filter suitable for use at home or in small groups. The new design is portable and can be carried by women and children. It is sustainable in its manufacturing and life cycle. The material is waterproof and the fabric is bio-degradable.

I felt so excited when I saw the congratulation e-mail from iF. It means a lot to me and I feel that having chosen design is the right direction for my life. The iF PUBLIC VALUE STUDENT AWARD 2016 gives me courage to pursue my design career further.
Winner Statement
Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 100 %Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 100 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 100 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 90 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 80 %
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Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design
Brooklyn, NY, United States

Hui Zhao,
Savannah College of Art and Design