Hello I’am Luise. I live in the north of the black forest in Germany. In 2021 I earned my high school diploma and began my apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant. My hobbies are swimming, climbing and singing.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
The drinking water supply and treatment in Germany has a very high standard. However good is not perfect. With the development of climate change the ground water levels are sinking even in our moderate climates. Locally there are high levels of nitrate and microplastics everywhere in our water bodies.
The MiPlaFi 2.0 – Washing clothes with a clear conscience
Textiles made of synthetic fibres release microplastics into the water when washed. I was able to detect the particles in the wastewater and developed an appropriate filter. The filter material was chosen from a special laundry bag’s fabric. I designed the filter case on the computer using CAD software. On this basis, a company produced two prototypes. First, the filters were connected externally to the washing machine’s drain. In a second step, I used CAD software to design and create a filter, which was subsequently integrated into the washing machine. Water analyses confirmed its effectiveness. Currently, a patent is pending.