坦尚尼亞工程師發明可定制型奈米水過濾器,可改善世界上許多沒有乾淨水源人們的生活

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Portraits and documentary images of Dr. Askwar Hilonga, top 4 finalists in the inaugural Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Dr. Askwar Hilonga has written 37 papers on nano technology and has used his nano technology knowledge to develop a water filter system that can be customised to each individual customer depending on their particular environment. The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support will be awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each. - See more at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/africa-prize#sthash.iS70GWnC.dpuf

雖然坦尚尼亞有三個大湖,但一半的人口沒有自來水。

大部分的人都使用地下水,但並不是都乾淨。採礦廢料與有毒的排水很容易流進地下水裡,汙染水源。

Askwar Hilonga一位38歲的化學博士工程師與創業家,他寫過33分奈米科技的雜誌文摘,他決定用奈米科技製造定制型水過濾器來解決坦尚尼亞的問題。

Portraits and documentary images of Dr. Askwar Hilonga, top 4 finalists in the inaugural Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Dr. Askwar Hilonga has written 37 papers on nano technology and has used his nano technology knowledge to develop a water filter system that can be customised to each individual customer depending on their particular environment. The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support will be awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each. - See more at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/africa-prize#sthash.iS70GWnC.dpuf

他的水過濾器可以吸收銅、氟化物、細菌、病毒和農藥,這個月也贏得了英國皇家工程學院的非洲創意獎。

一位法官告訴BBC 「他的發明可以改變許多非洲與全世界人們的生活。」

水過濾器不是新的東西,但Hilonga說他的過濾器「是可定制的,可以給特定的家庭或個人使用。」

Portraits and documentary images of Dr. Askwar Hilonga, top 4 finalists in the inaugural Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Dr. Askwar Hilonga has written 37 papers on nano technology and has used his nano technology knowledge to develop a water filter system that can be customised to each individual customer depending on their particular environment. The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support will be awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each. - See more at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/africa-prize#sthash.iS70GWnC.dpuf

目前Hilonga的奈米過濾器(The Nanofilter)正從他的家鄉Karatu運送到Arusha給人們使用。

Hilonga說「我們盡量不想製造單一尺寸的產品,因為每個區域的汙染問題都不同,過濾器要功能好的話,需要依照問題做調整。」

The Nanofilter被制造成可以吸收特定水裡的汙染物,像是銅、氟化物、細菌、病毒和農藥。

Portraits and documentary images of Dr. Askwar Hilonga, top 4 finalists in the inaugural Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Dr. Askwar Hilonga has written 37 papers on nano technology and has used his nano technology knowledge to develop a water filter system that can be customised to each individual customer depending on their particular environment. The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support will be awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each. - See more at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/africa-prize#sthash.iS70GWnC.dpuf

Hilonga說「我們不只是在賣過濾器,我們打算把社區中心變成儲水場。這裡水可以被淨化,然後家庭可以得到乾淨又便宜的水。」

來源: Quartz