United States of America · 18 Days · 7 Moments · November 2016

SUNY Bio; Making Dirty Water Drinkable


16 December 2016

We built this today and then tore it off because we had a better idea! Then we engineered a waterwheel. We have to test it on Monday! I'll post it then

14 December 2016

We added a filter section to our bucket. It contains 3 layers of filters for fish tanks and a bag of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is highly porous charcoal which allows water to go through it and collect certain metals and other impurities in our water

12 December 2016

The filter system is made, finally! Also, the water still looks pretty mucky but we aren't done! This was just a trial with fish poop water.

6 December 2016

Today we spent our class and lab period by sieving through rocks, sorting them by size. These rocks will be the ones going into our filter system and they need to be sorted by size in order for the system to work correctly.

1 December 2016

Did some chemical testing today to see how much it changes from now to when it's clean. We tested the pH, ammonia levels(NH3), total dissolved solids and color.

30 November 2016

Gross! But hopefully soon to be drinkable.

28 November 2016

Part of the design to clean the water mixture of bacteria and fish poop water from the fish tank