Design of a water filtration system for particulate adsorption, heavy metal removal, and water quality analysis

Through activities such as illegal mining, improper waste disposal and improper farming practices, sediments, organic matter, and Heavy Metals (H.M.) eventually find their way into human food and water. With the aid of the SolidWorks Computer-Aided Design software (2020 package) and mechanical testing, a cost-effective water filtration system design was proposed, approved and built for particulate adsorption and heavy metal removal from contaminated water bodies. After studying the stress, fatigue and strain values from SolidWorks simulations, the filtration system was built and galamsey-contaminated water samples from River Pra in Ghana was passed through the filtration system to test its effectiveness. The filtration system proved to be very effective in the removal of zinc, cadmium, and copper as well as suspended particulates from contaminated water samples.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2021
Lartey, L. K. S. (2021). Design of a Water Filtration System for Particulate Adsorption, Heavy Metal Removal, and Water Quality Analysis. Ashesi University, Berekuso. 76pgs.