Files

Download

Download Poster (1.4 MB)

First Advisor

Svetlana Nikitina

Date

2012

Abstract

In the low-income communities of Paraguay, the well systems are not properly designed and many of the water pumps are breaking. The problem comes with removing the water pumps from one hundred and eighty meter deep wells. The current system of removal is highly inefficient, as well as expensive for the community as a whole. As we assessed the problem we took into consideration the conditions that we would be working with, including the elementary educations of the people of Paraguay. It became clear that an important goal of this project would be to allow the people of Paraguay to become more self sufficient and less dependent on outside help. We worked closely with Paula Burt of the AVINA Foundation at developing the most useful and efficient system of well pump removal. We decided upon a crane system that will be independently standing and will have the ability to be transported on a trailer pulled by a pickup truck. Overall, we are confident that our design will help improve the quality of life for the people of Paraguay.

Keywords

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Uplifting Paraquay 5 Tons at a Time


Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.