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FIRUTA - WATER FILTER

Most of the plastics pollution leak into our water system and drinking water. However, the most common home used water filter is made of plastic and is used all over the world.

Firuta is a responsible water filter that uses zero plastic parts. It used ceramic and activated charcoal as a component to break down the contradiction cycle of using the plastic filter to purify the water that is polluted by plastic.

Project Type /

Individual Project

Institution /

Parsons School of Design

Year /

2018

Skills practiced /

Problem solving

Material testing

BACKGROUND

Plastic makes up the largest share of pollution worldwide, and a large portion of that waste ends up in aquatic ecosystems all around the world. Water contaminated by plastic is not only damaging to wildlife, but also produced harmful conditions for humans when consumed. 

We need to find a safe method to purify our drinking water”

Issue of existing water filter

plastic pollution in water system

new plastic pollution

common home used filter

plastic filter in trash

“Can we find the new type of water filter that uses responsible materials and creates a safer environment for humans and wildlife?” 

DESIGN PROCESS

In order to understanding more about household water filters, I looked deep inside the materials used and lifecycles of those materials.

INSPIRATION

Inspired by 13th century water purify methods, I found out the ceramic might be the answer of my friendly filter. Ceramic filter, an old but efficient water purification method can filter most particles and bacteria in water by its porosity. Combined with charcoal will increase its affections. 

IDEATION

Base on what I learned from the old technique, I started to test the ceramic form and the combination of all the material which I can use on purifying water. I was determined to use the cone shape and layer structure to give the feeling of pure fresh water. 

SKETCH

MOCK UP & MATERIAL TESTING

Prototyping

FINAL DESIGN