2019 | Australia | Macinley Butson,

The SODIS Sticker

Water issue adressed: Too dirty

A new, novel and innovative ultraviolet radiation sticker has been developed to accurately measure large UV exposures for Solar Disinfection of water. The SODIS Sticker is capable of accurately measuring the solar UV exposure required to sanitise drinking water through 2 innovative products built together. A high accuracy and transparent UV sensitive film coupled with a partial UV blocking filter, was used to construct The SODIS Sticker.

This is how I came up with the idea for this project:

I have grown up in a country where I have access to a safe water source, however, the water crisis which exists worldwide is constantly on my mind. This inequality always drives me to try help those less fortunate, providing access to this basic human right through science and engineering.