Deepika Kurup: A young scientist's quest for clean water
Dipika Kurup (Deepika Kurup): Potraga jedne mlade naučnice za čistom vodom
Water is the basis of life, and too many people around the world suffer from waterborne illnesses. Deepika Kurup is working to change that. Full bio
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travel across the world,
putujemo preko pola sveta,
country of India.
for its scorching heat and humidity.
zbog svoje vreline i vlažnosti.
is to drink plenty of water.
u tome što pijem dosta vode.
to only drink boiled or bottled water,
samo prokuvanu ili flaširanu vodu,
and easily get clean, potable water,
i dobijem čistu vodu za piće,
in the busy streets of India,
u prometnim indijskim ulicama,
koji stoje u dugim redovima
from streams on the roadside.
previše prljavom da je dodirnem
why these kids lacked water,
zašto ova deca nemaju čistu vodu,
is covered in water,
of that is freshwater,
of Earth's freshwater supply
and economic growth,
are rapidly depleting.
World Health Organization,
Svetske zdravstvene organizacije,
is a leading cause of death
je glavni uzrok smrti
in developing countries,
u zemljama u razvoju,
a water-related disease.
koje se prenose vodom.
one summer in eighth grade,
u osmom razredu,
to combine my passion
da spojim svoju strast
koju bi mogla da uradim
into a laboratory.
my kitchen into a laboratory,
kuhinju u laboratoriju,
and kicked me out.
nisu baš složili i isterali su me.
on water-related research,
dosta istraživačkih radova o vodi
in developing countries,
u razvijenim zemljama
are filled with contaminated water
se napune zagađenom vodom
for six to eight hours.
of these harmful pathogens
i štedi energiju
when it's cloudy.
do dva dana kada je oblačno.
the SODIS process faster,
that speeds up a reaction.
što ubrzava datu reakciju.
this solar disinfection process.
and strikes a photocatalyst,
i dosegne fotokatalizator,
really reactive oxygen species,
and hydroxyl radicals.
ili hidroksil radikala.
bakterije, organska jedinjenja
from drinking water.
there are several disadvantages
is currently deployed.
the clear plastic bottles
with this photocatalytic coating.
on the inside of these bottles,
some of the UV radiation
of the process.
to the plastic bottle,
and people end up drinking the catalyst.
popiju sam katalizator.
if you keep drinking the catalyst,
ako kontinuirano pijete katalizator
to continue to replenish it,
to overcome the disadvantages
method of purifying water.
za naučno takmičenje u osmom razredu
science fair project
for water purification.
za pročišćavanje vode.
titanium dioxide with cement.
titanijum-dioksida i cementa.
into several different shapes,
u nekoliko različitih oblika,
versatile range of deployment methods.
metoda za upotrebu.
inside water bottles for individual use
u bocu za ličnu upotrebu
that can filter water for families.
of an existing water tank
unutrašnjost rezervoara za vodu
over a longer period of time.
tokom dužeg vremenskog perioda.
to a sophisticated laboratory.
in pursuing scientific research
the global water crisis.
za globalnu krizu vode.
just the universal solvent.
samo univerzalni rastvarač.
na ovom projektu iz 2012. godine
on this science fair project from 2012
into the real world.
u stvaran svet.
I founded Catalyst for World Water,
„Katalizator za vodu u svetu“
solutions to the global water crisis.
da razvije rešenja za globalnu krizu vode.
can't do much,
sama ne može da učini puno,
come together to form oceans,
združuju da stvore okeane,
ABOUT THE SPEAKERDeepika Kurup - Inventor, student scientist
Water is the basis of life, and too many people around the world suffer from waterborne illnesses. Deepika Kurup is working to change that.
Why you should listen
Deepika Kurup is a scientist, speaker, social entrepreneur and student at Harvard University. She has been passionate about solving the global water crisis ever since she was in middle school. After witnessing children in India drinking dirty water, Kurup developed a water purification system that harnesses solar energy to remove contaminants from water.
Recognized as "America’s Top Young Scientist" in 2012, Kurup won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. In 2014 she was honored with the "United States President's Environmental Youth Award" and represented the United States in Stockholm, Sweden at the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Most recently Kurup was named one of the Forbes' "30 Under 30: Energy" and was the National Geographic Explorer Award Winner in the 2015 Google Science Fair. She attended the 2016 (and 2013) White House Science Fair. Currently she is CEO and founder Catalyst for World Water, a social enterprise aimed at deploying the technology she developed in water-scarce areas.
Along with research, Kurup is passionate about STEM education, and she feels that STEM education has the power to revolutionize the world. In her free time, she enjoys giving talks and writing articles to encourage students all around the world to pursue science, technology, engineering and math, and to increase awareness of the global water crisis. She has been invited to speak at schools, international conferences and the United Nations.
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