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Public Domain Picture: April 18, 2013 - P3 Design Expo, Cornell University

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April 18, 2013 - P3 Design Expo, Cornell University
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April 18, 2013 - P3 Design Expo, Cornell University
Cornell University - AguaClara Team showing off their 'Stacked Rapid Sand Filtration': A Robust Filtration Process for Sustainable Drinking Water. Suitable drinking water is a critical need world-wide, and fresh water is the limiting resource on the planet for the foreseeable future. Cornell University students have built an innovative municipal water treatment system in Honduras that uses a stacked rapid sand filter. They are now improving the design to reduce the energy and water required for maintenance, lower capital and operating costs and simplify daily operation. The stacked geometry of their design allows the same flow rate for the filtration and backwash cycles without the expensive pumps or elevated tanks required to backwash conventional rapid sand filters. Cornell AguaClara Team Facebook page Cornell AguaClara P3 page People Prosperity and the Planet: National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall 18-19 April 2013 U.S. EPA photo by Eric Vance
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