GCSP research stipend | Spring 2022

Researching Reusable Water Bottle Cleaning Techniques to Provide Sustainable and Safe Access to Clean Water for the Homeless Population in the Phoenix Area

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The GCSP Clean Water Research Team seeks to find a sustainable solution to water accessibility for the homeless population of Phoenix while also preventing the spread of COVID-19. The portion of the project completed by this researcher was to use the engineering process to explore and find a cleaning process/mechanism that fits the necessary criteria of the stakeholders. Necessary criteria included low cost for mass production, effectiveness of the cleaning process, sustainability, durability, and lack of human contact.

Student researcher

Patrick Ryan Farley

Electrical engineering

Hometown: El Paso, Texas, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2025