NEW MICROBIOLOGICAL FILTER TO CLEAN OIL PARTICLES OUT OF WATER IN DESALINATION PLANT
HAIFA, ISRAEL – What could possibly link the Polish Aqua-Life desalination company and a group of Israeli high school students? On Feb. 23rd, three students from the Psagot Sci-Tech School in Northern Israel will present a microbiological water filter they developed with Aqua-Life at the “Young Engineers” Conference in the Israeli Technion Technical Institute.
Aqua-Life approached these students and commissioned the water filter to be used at their desalination plant in Nigeria. The company needs a solution to the oil pollution clogging the water of the Niger River. The students – have approached the project with professional fervor and they have been working diligently on the project in cooperation with researchers and technicians.
They will present their filter alongside a variety of hi-tech student projects, including a helmet developed with the Israeli Air Force to monitor pilots, a computer program to allow mute students to participate in the classroom, and a mobile phone app that alerts users of cardiac irregularities.
The conference is sponsored by the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network that specializes in bringing the best scientific and technological educational opportunities to Israeli students from the fringes of society, be they Arab, Jewish, Ultra-Orthodox or from the periphery.
Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools is a U.S.-based 501-C3 dedicated to supporting the 207 institutions and 100,000 students that represent the largest independent network of science and technology educational institutions in Israel. Today, there are more than 500,000 alumni, many of whom have gone onto become senior leaders in the military, high tech entrepreneurs, as well as some of the top engineers and scientists in Israel. For more information about the organization, please visit http://israel-scitech-schools.org/.