PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR UI.City UI.State, UI.Country
May 4, 2017 at 2:34:00 a5/p5
Copyright © 2010 Cornell University
Table of Contents
Introduction to AguaClara 5
Design Parameters 8
Plant Components 9
Materials List 29
This preliminary design was requested by UI.Name.First UI.Name.Last on behalf of UI.Organization. The design was created on May 4, 2017 at 2:34:00 a5/p5 by the AguaClara Design Server at Cornell University. The design is for UI.City UI.State, UI.Country and has a design flow rate of Q.Plant. The design was created with MathCAD code version SVN.Version.
This design is the result of over 20,000 hours of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty labor. The design incorporates advanced fluid dynamics analysis for the hydraulic design to minimize floc breakup between the flocculator and the sedimentation tank. The chemical feed system is based on a series of inventions by the AguaClara team that make it possible to directly set the desired chemical dose and to maintain that dose automatically even as the flow rate through the plant varies. The high rate, shallow sedimentation tank design is optimized for high performance, low cost of construction, and ease of maintenance. The fabrication techniques that make it possible for a single operator to completely disassemble a sedimentation tank while keeping the rest of the plant in operation were developed by the AguaClara team at Cornell and by our partners in Honduras.
The economic value of this design is approximately 10,000 USD. This estimate is based on the amount of time that would be required to create this design if an environmental engineering firm used the AguaClara design algorithms, but not the automated design tool, to create this design. The AguaClara team is committed to continue providing this design service because we want to encourage new implementation partners to explore the use of this technology. We also recognize that high design costs would prevent this technology from being available to small communities. However, we do require funding to maintain our design team and to continue to integrate improvements into our designs. We recommend that implementation partners include a design fee for the AguaClara design service in the project budget. The recommended nominal fee (far below its true value) for use of this design service is 100 USD per L/s of plant capacity. You are welcome to create multiple designs for each facility that you intend to construct to obtain an optimal plant configuration. This recommended fee can be paid to AguaClara by check or online to Cornell University. This fee will likely be between 1% and 2% of the overall project cost for a water treatment plant. Thank you for your support.
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This document is a DRAFT. It has not been reviewed for official release. It is included with the design files to show what we plan to deliver in the near future.
This design, including the files accompanying this document, is only a draft and must be reviewed and approved by a licensed engineer prior to construction. If you have questions about this design please contact the AguaClara design team at Cornell University at CUAguaClara@gmail.com.
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Copyright © 2010 Cornell University
Authors: The AguaClara team at Cornell University under the supervision of Dr. Monroe Weber-Shirk
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