Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2021.
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
The project, in partnership with Santa Clara University Frugal Innovation Hub and Instituto de Investigacion y Proyeccion sobre Ciencia y Tecnologia (INCYT) at Universidad Rafael Landivar, aimed to provide Panimache II, a small volcanic Guatemalan community, with access to clean and affordable water. The team designed a water treatment plant and distribution system, consisting of a hydraulic flocculator, sedimentation basin, slow-sand filter, and chlorination chamber, to remove the high levels of ash and other suspended solids. Components of the project included analyzing water source and quality, availability of construction materials, and recommended construction to effectively design and implement the community's water treatment and distribution system. Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this project was theoretical and will only be considered for implementation when conditions permit.
Rubio, Marieli; Seo, Jichan; and Thomas, Connor, "Potable Water For a Volcanic Community In Rural Guatemala" (2021). Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Senior Theses. 85.