Title

Shining Light on the Issue of Harmful Microorganisms

Author(s)

Emily MeltonFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

5th Place

Abstract

The project Shining Light on the Issue of Harmful Microorganism is being developed to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp. Potentially deadly microorganism are on the rise in public medical facilities such as doctors offices. Research on UV-C light has be found to eradicate microorganisms which could potentially solve this issue in public medical facilities. The goal of this project is to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp that will reach all surfaces of rooms used to check patients in public medical facilities. A five head floor lamp and UV-C light bulbs will be used to create the first prototype of the lamp. A trial will then be completed to test the lamp by creating a simulation of a medical facility room. E.Coli will be spread around the simulation and then a test cycle will be run. After the cycle is run the surfaces the light was targeting will be swabbed to determine if the E.Coli was eradicated. Multiple trials will be completed to determine adjustment that will need to be made to the prototype to ensure all surfaces are being exposed to the light rays. The results will be determined by the amount of E.Coli eradicated. In the future the goal is to create a final prototype of a design of a lamp that can be stationary in public medical facility rooms and will reach all surfaces of the room.

Location

Founders Hall 222 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 9:45 AM

Shining Light on the Issue of Harmful Microorganisms

Founders Hall 222 B

The project Shining Light on the Issue of Harmful Microorganism is being developed to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp. Potentially deadly microorganism are on the rise in public medical facilities such as doctors offices. Research on UV-C light has be found to eradicate microorganisms which could potentially solve this issue in public medical facilities. The goal of this project is to create a prototype of a UV-C light lamp that will reach all surfaces of rooms used to check patients in public medical facilities. A five head floor lamp and UV-C light bulbs will be used to create the first prototype of the lamp. A trial will then be completed to test the lamp by creating a simulation of a medical facility room. E.Coli will be spread around the simulation and then a test cycle will be run. After the cycle is run the surfaces the light was targeting will be swabbed to determine if the E.Coli was eradicated. Multiple trials will be completed to determine adjustment that will need to be made to the prototype to ensure all surfaces are being exposed to the light rays. The results will be determined by the amount of E.Coli eradicated. In the future the goal is to create a final prototype of a design of a lamp that can be stationary in public medical facility rooms and will reach all surfaces of the room.