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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 1036-1041

Rescue Boat and Life Vest Design Using Recycled Materials for Flood Disaster Risk Mitigation in Manila
Alma E. Nacua1, 2*, Marlon Dominguez1 and Nenita O Santos1
1Universidad de Manila, 659-A Cecilia Muñoz St, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila
2Faculty of Arts and Letters University of Santo Tomas, Espana Blvd., Sampaloc,1015
Manila, Philippines
*Corresponding author

At the Universidad de Manila (UDM), formerly City College of Manila (CCM), Philippines, a course research project for Environmental Science constructed a prototype rescue boat and life vest out of recycledpolyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and polystyrene for flood preparedness.  The rescue boat made of PET bottles and a life vest made of polystyrene were tested to float in a 4-5 m deep Pasig River.   The rescue boat were constructed using 450 pcs.1.5L PET bottles and bamboo as a base to hold the bottles, while the life vest were made up of polystyrene. The rescue boat float and sailed smoothly on the Pasig River and the life vest complimented the rescue boat to ensure safety during the testing period.    The rescue boat and the life vest were conclusively found out to be safe and cost effective. The research project were donated to District III Barangay 291 Zone 27 and Barangay 828 Zone 89 that were identified to be flood risk areas in Manila.

Keywords: Rescue Boat, Rescue Vest,PET Bottles, Polystyrene,Flood Disaster.

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Alma E. Nacua, Marlon Dominguez and Nenita O. Santos. 2016. Rescue Boat and Life Vest Design Using Recycled Materials for Flood Disaster Risk Mitigation in Manila.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 1036-1041. doi:
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