Project Status Update – Air Filter

Summary:

Our Biodesign project will be a filter that is placed on top of roofs and placed in air conditioning systems. The filter will be made from a compound of coffee grounds and potassium hydroxide that has been heated and then formed into a usable shape. The compound it able to absorb both methane and CO2 exceptionally well. Once the compound has been exhausted and absorbed the material can be used as a fuel source that burns much more cleanly than typical fossil fuels.

Pictures

We have currently are awaiting some of our materials for the project but our two main components are coffee grounds and potassium hydroxide.

 

Coffee grounds

Coffee Grounds

 

 

Potassium hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide

Code:

We currently have no code but we plan to have the code output information from a methane sensor for the user.  It will allow the user to know how much methane is in the air and when the filter has filled.

Timeline:

  1. (This week) For our project, we wish to make the compound in real life

2. (Nest week) Then place the compound into an existing air filter and have it absorb the gas

3.  (Last week) Once the filter is working we will make sensor to go along with it so that is it much easier for the public to use it

Group Member contributes:

Antonio: Help with research, programming, and designing.
Colin: Help with design, implementation, and programming.
Timothy: Help with construction, effects on world, and design.
Arturo: Help with the gathering of materials, coding, and building.
 

 

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