RCA SHOW 2012

Hal Watts

Innovation Design Engineering


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Seventy per cent of the Wests electrical waste is illegally exported to developing nations, where it causes serious health problems and environmental damage. Ghana is one of the main centres where Europes electrical waste in taken and broken apart. One of the most harmful practices is the open burning of electrical wiring to remove the plastic sheath and recover the copper.

This project provides an alternative to wire burning by recovering the copper mechanically. It creates a sustainable way of recovering copper, a healthier working environment and a higher income for the people working on the dumps.



+44 (0)7764 799 675

hal.watts@network.rca.ac.uk

www.halwatts.co.uk


Supported by: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851


CV

Degrees

MEng Hons, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, 2008

Experience

Designer and engineer, Troika, London, 2009-10

Exhibitions

World Science Exhibition, Eye Beam, New York, 2012; Surface Tension, The Science Gallery, Dublin, 2012; The King and the Minotaur, Pop-up exhibition, London, 2011

Awards

Runner-up, World Water Day Data Visualisation Challenge, Visualizing.org, 2011; Student Notable, Social Impact, Core77 Student Design Awards, 2011; Sir Bruce White Prize for Best Final Year Project, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, 2008