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Mak-Aalto Students Develop Innovative Water Purification Solutions

  • In General
  • 6 Mar 2019 - 5:02pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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The Deputy Principal CEDAT, Dr. Venny Nakazibwe (Front Row: 4th Left) and the Head-Department of Visual Communication Design and Multimedia, Prof. Philip Kwesiga (seated) Students from Makerere and Aaalto University, Finland that designed Innovative Water Purification Systems in February 2019.

Students of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) together with those from Aalto University, Finland came together to develop solutions to problems in and around Makerere University under the Problem Based Learning (PBL) umbrella. The team from Aalto University arrived in Uganda on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 and left on Thursday, 28th February 2019. The students formed 3 groups that worked on different solutions to current and emerging problems in the University. The first group looked at developing a sustainable green solution for handling greywater instead of water treatment. Greywater refers to the waste water from washing clothes, dishes and showering. It may contain traces of dirt, food, grease and some household cleaning products but not faecal matter. As a result, it is easily recyclable for reuse.

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