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2013

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Device For On-Site Production Of Sterile Water For Injection In A Disaster Zone, Chislon M. Richardson, Jeff Hebert Apr 2013

Device For On-Site Production Of Sterile Water For Injection In A Disaster Zone, Chislon M. Richardson, Jeff Hebert

Senior Theses and Projects

This project sought to design and produce a device for the on-site manufacture of sterile water to be subsequently used to produce IV fluid in disaster zone. In order to accomplish this, the water produced must be pure, sterile, non-pyrogenic, and satisfy the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standard for water for injection (WFI). Ideally, the device should be low powered, low cost, robust yet portable and deliver at least 10 liters per hour. Our design incorporated the purification methods of carbon filtration, reverse osmosis and Ultra-violet treatment. However, due to power and cost constraints our device was neither able to ...