LISA N. DUBLIN: 2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOW

THE GUYANA INNOVATION PRIZE
2018 – 2019 VENTURE FELLOWS

TANDIKA HARRY

Helping nature to nurture water sources
Extending the shelf life of mangoes

 

 

Small-scale experimental production of coconut shell activated carbon for water treatment

 

 

 

THE PROBLEM

Identifying an inexpensive activated carbon that is effective at improving water quality.

 

THE RESEARCH

The focus of this project is to optimize the production of granular coconut-shell activated carbon to produce a low-cost activated carbon that is effective in improving water quality.

 

THE POTENTIAL

This technology will be able to provide an accessible point of use treatment for communities, which may lack resources to access traditional water treatment technologies. Therefore, the customer base would include any person or group of persons that require or use water filtration methods. This product would especially serve small rural communities where access to water treatment technology is limited.