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Supplier: Allplastics Engineering By: Allplastics
06 July, 2017

Students at Charles Sturt University use an acrylic tank to learn about water filtration.

Not long ago, the Allplastics fabrication team fabricated multiple acrylic water tanks to be used in an engineering laboratory at Charles Sturt University. Our team custom crafted these tanks to suit the application and requirements demanded of the laboratory.  They have been performing optimally ever since their installation. Currently, they are being used as a water filtration system; as the water cycles from one tank to another, engineering students can view the filtration process with nothing obstructing their view thanks to the optical grade acrylic supplied by Allplastics. Having tanks built from a clear and reliable material is especially important in this instance, students may observe the clarity of the water as it advances through the various levels of filtration, enabling them to make adjustments as needed. It is also important for the material to be lighter than glass, since the classroom hosts a number of students, and the tank is constantly being relocated.

The tanks have proven to be an invaluable teaching tool for university professors. This is excellent news since the knowledge of water filtration techniques will yield jobs and conserve natural resources as our society pursues a much cleaner and safer future.

Allplastics Engineering can fabricate, cut, machine and glue a diverse range of acrylics and polycarbonates for a wide spectrum of applications and industries. These include scientific research, water treatment and monitoring, exhibitions and displays, mining and exploration, furniture, and much more.

Key Takeaways:

  • The tank has had no issues or leaks
  • Much lighter and more durable than glass, and easier to clean as well
  • Easier to apply glue to the acrylic tank than glass would be
  • Students can view the water being filtered as it passes from one stage to the next