Capstone Project: Shark Mop Boiler Life Extension

The student team studied the source of damaging buildup in the boiler of a steam-cleaning floor mop. After learning that it was primarily calcium from tap water, they designed and successfully demonstrated a very inexpensive filter to be installed inside each mop.

Adam York, Geoffrey McNally, and Diarny Fernandes

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Afsoon Amirzadeh

Team:

Geoffrey McNally (Leader), Mechanical Engineering
Adam York, Mechanical Engineering
Diarny Fernandes, Mechanical Engineering
Pieter Boersma, Mechanical Engineering
Ryland Stevens, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:

Shark|Ninja

Abstract:

The student team studied the source of damaging buildup in the boiler of a steam-cleaning floor mop. After learning that it was primarily calcium from tap water, they designed and successfully demonstrated a very inexpensive filter to be installed inside each mop.

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Mechanical Engineering


Category - Capstone Projects