Household Defluoridation Prototype
In Tanzania's Ngarenanyuki village, water sources have dangerously high fluoride levels, exceeding WHO's recommended 1.5 mg/L. This excessive fluoride can cause skeletal and dental fluorosis, leading to permanent health issues. Household Defluoridation Prototype champions capacitive deionisation for household water treatment. This energy-efficient approach, ideal for off-grid homes, can be solar-powered. The method not only aligns with the global push towards reduced fossil fuel reliance but also addresses these critical health concerns directly.
Tusekile Alfredy is a materials scientist with a passion for solving water-related challenges. During her Ph.D. journey, she developed a composite material that demonstrated high efficiency in removing fluoride from water using energy-efficient water treatment technology known as capacitive deionization. Currently, she is looking for opportunities to take her research findings from the laboratory scale to the development of a capacitive deionization defluoridation prototype suitable for household use. moreLinkedIn Instagram