The Biowall has tray filled with Coconut coir, activated carbon, and aerating chips, and pulls air through them. The roots of the plants in the growth media then absorbs the broken-down contaminants into the plants. This process is called Phytoremediation
The building of the Biowall was led by four students from varying education levels and background, and with the assistance from two student organizations.
The Biowall needs to be able to:
- Fit in the space available in the West Lafayette Public Library
- Be engaging with children.
- Explain how it works and improve on the previous generation
Reflection and Conclusion
A major challenge that students faced during the Biowall project was the lack of information on past designs decisions.
The students planned together to make a list of the potential solutions and discussed the engineering constraints and narrowed down solutions to finalized on the best solution.
Going forward, the team recognized the importance of providing clear explanations for their design decisions to benefit future development.