The ASCE Mid-Pacific Water Filter competition for environmental engineering teams will take place the morning of Saturday, March 24, 2012 on the UC Berkeley Campus. The planned location of the competition is the area just north of Berkeley’s Campanile bell tower, which is clearly visible from all over campus.
A month prior to the competition date, teams will submit a paper including their filter design and their strategy for assessing and tackling the problem outlined in the environmental competition rules. The competition itself involves constructing a water filter on site and testing the efficiency of the assembled filter by pouring mock dirty water through it. To build a filter, teams bring their own materials based on a given list of acceptable materials. Teams are given a designated space within which they will construct their pre-designed filters. Upon completing the filter, each team is given the same amount of contaminated water to pour through their filters. Samples will then be taken of each team’s filtered water, tested and scored by judges.After the building and testing portion is complete, team presentations take place. The teams are judged and scored based on paper, construction, presentation, and test results and the top three teams are announced at the banquet that night.
The competition rules are available online: 2012 Water Treatment Rules.
The following details the confirmation status for each Conference Member via registration. If there are any questions, contact us at [email protected].
* New items have been added to the Approved Materials List below.
** Reminder: Design Reports are due this Friday, February 24th. A hard copy must be mailed by Friday and an electronic copy must be emailed to [email protected] by 11:59 pm on Friday.