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River powered water pump for the amazon

Bengtsson, Johanna (2015) In Diploma work IDEM05 20151
Industrial Design
Abstract
I had the opportunity to work with the flood plain community:
Nossa Senhora das Gracas in the Amazon in Brazil.

During a month long stay I observed the daily life of the
people. A life where the inhabitants shape their daily routines
after the rising and dropping Solemoes river. Solemoes
is a part of the Amazon river.
I identified a need of harvesting water during the low water
season, when the river draws back up to one kilometre
from the village.
Today people walk far over heavy terrain under a frying
sun or uses gasoline powered boat motors to pump up the
river water to their households.

During my master project within Industrial design I decided
to focus on how to transport the river water up to
households in a low... (More)
I had the opportunity to work with the flood plain community:
Nossa Senhora das Gracas in the Amazon in Brazil.

During a month long stay I observed the daily life of the
people. A life where the inhabitants shape their daily routines
after the rising and dropping Solemoes river. Solemoes
is a part of the Amazon river.
I identified a need of harvesting water during the low water
season, when the river draws back up to one kilometre
from the village.
Today people walk far over heavy terrain under a frying
sun or uses gasoline powered boat motors to pump up the
river water to their households.

During my master project within Industrial design I decided
to focus on how to transport the river water up to
households in a low cost and silent way by using building
material on site and the velocity of the river.

A version of the spiral pump fitted best for the task since
the construction can be built on site with basic material
and tools, runs silent and it is driven by the velocity of the
river.

fit the unique environment in the Amazon and to make it
producible for the local people.
The concept and prototype phase of the project took part
back home in Lund (Sweden). Due to this reason I returned
back to the village for two weeks and constructed a second
prototype to observe if it was possible to make on site.

The results got presented at a workshop for the Lund University
and selected stakeholders (e.g. businesses, NGOs,
aid organisations) from Sweden that are involved in the design
and development of products and services at the Base
of the Pyramid.

The third and final pump was constructed on site for the
village Zaragosa in collaboration with the aid foundation
Ankarstiftelsen in Leticia, Colombia (Less)
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Bengtsson, Johanna
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IDEM05 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--12/50172-SE
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language
English
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4938185
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  abstract     = {I had the opportunity to work with the flood plain community:
Nossa Senhora das Gracas in the Amazon in Brazil.

During a month long stay I observed the daily life of the
people. A life where the inhabitants shape their daily routines
after the rising and dropping Solemoes river. Solemoes
is a part of the Amazon river.
I identified a need of harvesting water during the low water
season, when the river draws back up to one kilometre
from the village.
Today people walk far over heavy terrain under a frying
sun or uses gasoline powered boat motors to pump up the
river water to their households.

During my master project within Industrial design I decided
to focus on how to transport the river water up to
households in a low cost and silent way by using building
material on site and the velocity of the river.

A version of the spiral pump fitted best for the task since
the construction can be built on site with basic material
and tools, runs silent and it is driven by the velocity of the
river.

fit the unique environment in the Amazon and to make it
producible for the local people.
The concept and prototype phase of the project took part
back home in Lund (Sweden). Due to this reason I returned
back to the village for two weeks and constructed a second
prototype to observe if it was possible to make on site.

The results got presented at a workshop for the Lund University
and selected stakeholders (e.g. businesses, NGOs,
aid organisations) from Sweden that are involved in the design
and development of products and services at the Base
of the Pyramid.

The third and final pump was constructed on site for the
village Zaragosa in collaboration with the aid foundation
Ankarstiftelsen in Leticia, Colombia},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Johanna},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {River powered water pump for the amazon},
  year         = {2015},
}