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CWSF 2006 - Saguenay, Québec

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Matthew Chi

Safe Drinking Water at High Altitudes
Division:Life Sciences
Region:North Channel
City:Elliot Lake, ON
School:Our Lady of Lourdes French Immersion
Abstract:Safe drinking water at high altitudes is important. The temperature that water boils on Mount Everest was calculated to be 70˚C. This was based on calculating the boiling point of water as a relationship to the barometric pressure. The barometric pressure was calculated based on the known altitude of Mount Everest. Water heated to 70˚C for 6½ minutes, effectively killed all fecal bacterial organisms.

Awards Value
Honourable Mention - Health Sciences
Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research