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Engineering is Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water


  • Engineering is Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water | E-book

    The new, media-rich e-book from QUEST, Engineering Is Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water, tells the story of how a team of scientists and engineers at Stanford University designed an inexpensive water purification device that attaches to the water pumps used by people in Dhaka. The device dispenses chlorine in just the right amount, killing microbes and making the water safe to drink. The book explains the team’s process of researching solutions, designing the device, testing it and making improvements (using a 3D printer!). The book also contains a career spotlight video of Amy Pickering, the lead engineer on the project. And, there’s a look at the various ways water treatment plants in the United States treat water so that it’s safe for us to drink.

    You can find our other e-books at kqed.org/ebooks.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water | Engineering Is

    A Stanford engineer went to Bangladesh to observe how the residents collected water. The challenge? Build a simple, cheap, easy to use device that would allow the people to clean the water themselves.

    This video is part of our Engineering Is: Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind the Lotus Water project's device designed to purify drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The e-book includes videos, interactives and media making opportunities. You can find our other e-books at kqed.org/ebooks.

    Grades: 6-12
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Poop | Science Spotlight

    Poop contains a lot of interesting stuff, including all kinds of microbes. Learn what these microbes do and how they can spread disease.

    This Science Spotight video is part of our Engineering Is: Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind a device designed by scientists and engineers at Stanford University that  purifies drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The e-book includes videos, interactives and media making opportunities. You can find our other e-books at kqed.org/ebooks.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Career Spotlight: How Amy Pickering Became an Environmental Health Engineer | QUEST

    Amy Pickering is an environmental health engineer and works as a research associate at Stanford University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Woods Institute for the Environment.

    This video is featured in our Engineering Is: Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind one of Amy Pickering's projects – a device that purifies drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The e-book includes videos, interactives and media making opportunities. You can find our other e-books at kqed.org/ebooks.

    Grades: 6-12

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