Team Membranos

Presentation of the participants of the TUM DeSal Challenge 2016

Team leader:
Desalination technology: Reverse osmosis powered by static forces
We are the advanced chemistry course of the Gymnasium Essen-Werden, being a small creative group who coincidentally found this competition. We previously participated in other competitions. We are excited about the competition’s topic because it combines a chemical challenge with an engineering one.

Our project relies on the general concept of reverse osmosis, which purifies water by forcing it through a semipermeable membrane to remove the salts. We produce the required pressure in a pipe using both the water’s own weight besides an additional weight. The water column is fed by a reservoir to ensure sustained filtration.
Institution: Gymnasium Essen-Werden
Ranking at the TUM DeSal Challenge 2016: 10