Lead contamination and transport in drinking water supply systems in high rise buildings
Project Description

Lead is a toxic heavy metal that may be present in household drinking water supply systems fitted with lead containing components such as pipes, pipe connections and fittings. Long term exposure to lead can result in health problems such as learning deficits in children and increases in blood pressure in adults. This challenging project aims at studying the complex physical and chemical interactions leading to excess lead concentration in the water supply chain networks in Hong Kong high rise buildings, through laboratory physical experiments, numerical modeling and material examination.

Supervisor
LEE Joseph Hun-wei
Co-Supervisor
CHAN Shu Ning
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

Students will assist in laboratory experiments, field surveys and chemical analysis.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Students will gain a deeper understanding on the hydraulics and water quality of drinking water supply in high rise buildings.

Complexity of the project
Challenging