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Eco-Friendly Pottery Kiln Prototypes

The purpose of the project was to design a pottery kiln that would be powered by waste. It can be used as an educational tool for the village of Tameslouht, Morocco. The motivation for this assignment was to improve current environmental implications of the energy intensive process of firing pottery. Tameslouht is an artisan village that currently burns hundreds of tires per day to heat their kilns. They do this to minimize costs; artisans buy from a neighboring town for nickels per tire. This is at the expense of their health. RC's President, Eastman Johnson, witnessed the pollution while working in the village with the Peace Corps. Developing a kiln that is powered by waste recycled from the village will allow artisans to continue producing their pottery while reducing their environmental footprint and improving job related health hazards.

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