Students come up with a DIY kit to save water from RO systems


Students from Shiv Nadar School in Gurugram have addressed water wastage in RO systems with an modern answer

Did you recognize that a standalone RO system wastes three litres of water for each one litre it purifies? A staff of Class X college students — Piya Sharma, Aditya Tanwar, Mohammad Umar, Jeiya Khurana and Arjun Singh Bedi — from Shiv Nadar School in Gurugram have addressed this subject with an modern answer.

The staff, known as Fluid Force, has rolled out a DIY set up as a a part of its science undertaking Colloquium. “The technology curriculum for Class VIIto Class X introduces students to modern technology frameworks like programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, sound production, and graphic designing. We created a platform called Colloquium where students apply their skills to solve a real-world problem,” says Mark Nelson, mentor of the undertaking and IT Project Head.

This staff, he says wished to tackle water depletion (significantly groundwater) in native neighbourhoods. “We wanted to start with the RO systems because of the humongous wastage capacity and every drop saved here contributes to the larger goal.”

The undertaking concerned designing a number of prototypes earlier than arriving at the very best options. Students Jeiya and Umar say that it’s a easy mechanical set up that redirects the RO waste water to the faucet for reuse. They have put in it at eating places, residences and in addition on the Police Commissioner’s workplace at Gurugram.

The DIY set up

One set up is estimated to save 1,800 litres of water per day. As amassing wasted water in buckets and reusing it for family chores, washing vehicles, gardening and so forth weren’t efficient they designed a two-way faucet with solenoid valves and sensors. It mechanically cuts off the primary provide and redirects the waste water to the kitchen faucet making the reuse course of computerized.

Reaching out

“We are in touch with RO companies to understand if our set up could be a part of their installation,” says Nelson., “We are also posting videos on how anyone can install it at their home without any architectural changes. It costs within ₹4,000 but the amount of water saved is immense.” What’s good for the planet can also be good for our well being, in the long term.

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