Title

The water decontaminator.

Poster Number

33

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Groundwater contamination is a major problem in our world today. There are many sources of contamination; vehicles, parking lots, landscaping and industry. During the early rains these contaminants are picked up and delivered into our catch basins. The polluted water eventually ends up in our groundwater. I have worked in our family owned engineering and invention development company, Inventive Resources, Inc. (IRI), for over 15 years. One of the patented products that I have helped design, build, test and install has been the Water Decontaminator. As part of a research project I wanted to work more closely with UOP's engineering department to learn more about how absorbents work and how to improve the design of this system. The goal is to eliminate the problem at the source, intercept the urban runoff at each catch basin with a device that can help remove oils, pesticides, chemicals and other contaminates from the run-off before it reached the groundwater. The system should be low in cost, easily installed, long lasting, effective and easy to dispose of.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

20-4-2002 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2002 5:00 PM

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The water decontaminator.

Pacific Geosciences Center

Groundwater contamination is a major problem in our world today. There are many sources of contamination; vehicles, parking lots, landscaping and industry. During the early rains these contaminants are picked up and delivered into our catch basins. The polluted water eventually ends up in our groundwater. I have worked in our family owned engineering and invention development company, Inventive Resources, Inc. (IRI), for over 15 years. One of the patented products that I have helped design, build, test and install has been the Water Decontaminator. As part of a research project I wanted to work more closely with UOP's engineering department to learn more about how absorbents work and how to improve the design of this system. The goal is to eliminate the problem at the source, intercept the urban runoff at each catch basin with a device that can help remove oils, pesticides, chemicals and other contaminates from the run-off before it reached the groundwater. The system should be low in cost, easily installed, long lasting, effective and easy to dispose of.