Title

A Kid Friendly Solution for Children and Adults with Respiratory Risks in Schools

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The number of individuals who have suffered from health disorders that were related to air quality has increased exponentially every year. The project was focused on students and teachers who had conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and allergies that affected their health when exposed to pollutants. The motivation for the project was inspired by the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic which put individuals in these groups at greater risk because of their condition. Additional motivation came from the exorbitant nature of preexisting solutions which were found to be expensive and costly to maintain, with filters and electricity being major contributors to price. The goal of the project was to create a cost-effective and energy-efficient air purifier that functioned unnoticed in a classroom setting while also being eco-friendly, this differed from other purifiers because it made an effective solution by balancing cost and functionality. The project was tested by finding the air quality of a given room by monitoring its initial air quality readings and then comparing readings after a given time while the air purifier was active. Filters were also tested to examine the level of pollutants that were collected by the filter when the air purifier was active, which ensured that the system was working properly. Surveys were conducted to make sure that the system maintained an adequate noise level and remained discrete while active. To conclude, the project was designed to improve air quality in classrooms, while also being as effective but cheaper than similar designs.

Location

HSS 215

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:00 AM

A Kid Friendly Solution for Children and Adults with Respiratory Risks in Schools

HSS 215

The number of individuals who have suffered from health disorders that were related to air quality has increased exponentially every year. The project was focused on students and teachers who had conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and allergies that affected their health when exposed to pollutants. The motivation for the project was inspired by the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic which put individuals in these groups at greater risk because of their condition. Additional motivation came from the exorbitant nature of preexisting solutions which were found to be expensive and costly to maintain, with filters and electricity being major contributors to price. The goal of the project was to create a cost-effective and energy-efficient air purifier that functioned unnoticed in a classroom setting while also being eco-friendly, this differed from other purifiers because it made an effective solution by balancing cost and functionality. The project was tested by finding the air quality of a given room by monitoring its initial air quality readings and then comparing readings after a given time while the air purifier was active. Filters were also tested to examine the level of pollutants that were collected by the filter when the air purifier was active, which ensured that the system was working properly. Surveys were conducted to make sure that the system maintained an adequate noise level and remained discrete while active. To conclude, the project was designed to improve air quality in classrooms, while also being as effective but cheaper than similar designs.