17 Year old Creates Device that Makes Clean Water AND Power
September 2, 2014
What would a typical Thursday night look like for 17-year old you? Most teenagers are dealing with schoolwork and typical teenage drama but 17-year-old Cynthia Sin Nga Lam is different...much different.
Cynthia is one of the 15 finalists for this year's Google Science Fair. She has been researching renewable electricity generation for a year now. But that's not all. Cynthia quickly realized that she could incorporate water purification in the process.
She designed a prototype, called H2Pro. It's a portable device that is powered only by sunlight. It takes dirty water, sterilizes it by sending it through a series of filters and meshes, and creates both clean water and power. The device is very low cost and of simples construction.
Cynthia wants to build on her idea and use the same technology but on a larger scale. She says that her design "could potentially help people in developing countries." which is unbelievably amazing considering that that are over 783 million people who do not have access to clean water or electricity. Go Cynthia!
The Google Science Fair winners will be announced on Sept 22.