26 Jul '11, 10am

BYU’s Human-powered Drill Brings Clean Water to Developing Nations

BYU’s Human-powered Drill Brings Clean Water to Developing Nations

The human-powered drilling station was designed as part of a BYU “capstone” project that encourages engineering students to solve real engineering problems with real clients (in this case, the World Health Organization), with field tests of the design carried out in remote parts of Tanzania. “At the end of our trip, it was exciting,” said Nate Toone (a graduate student of engineering at BYU and one of the students involved in the build), “… we were drilling in a farm of sandy soil and 70 feet down. When we unhooked the pipes, there was a small little geyser (of water). That was evidence to us we were successful. It was the payoff moment … we had found clean water.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/26/byus-human-powered-dr...

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