A water purification system designed by a team of Cal Poly Pomona students has earned top awards in a national contest and is on its way to being patented.
The industrial and manufacturing engineering students won Grand Prize and Best of Show at the Product and Manufacturing Systems Design Contest Challenge, hosted in April in Santa Fe Springs by the Small Manufacturers Institute and SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
The students’ device uses ozone to clean water and fits inside a compact unit that could find applications in third-world countries.
The student team consisted of Ion Darmancev, Eric Cramer and Jon Schacht. IME Professor Dixon Davis served as their advisor on the project.