Team Ephiphyte has been hard at work assembling all the parts and beginning the build in Penn’s Chemical Engineering laboratory. Here are some photos of the progress as it has been happening over the last two weeks.
Chuck assembling the cart that will hold Epiphyte:
Putting together the parts of the Filter Box, which will hold the sorbent panel in the middle:
JP showing the laser-cut aluminum panel that will form the sides of the sorbent panel:
Measuring the fan and filter box ends:
Laying out the 8020 parts of the frame:
One of the electrically-controlled dampers:
Will the frame fit into the filter box?
Spoiler: JP needed to cut about 1/4 inch from the frame pieces.