The students of VBIT,Hyderabad have won first prize in PADARTH
The students (Shahid Khan III CSE,S. Akhila ,A.N.V. Nirmala & B. Srujan of III ECE ) of Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology ,Hyderabad have won first prize in PADARTH, an event conducted by the Metallurgical Department of IIT Mumbai on 2nd March 2014 .VBIT was selected as zonal center for conducting preliminary rounds across India during December,2013.Twenty six teams were selected across the country from various zones to participate in the finale held at the campus of IIT Mumbai.
The students have made a setup of different Eco friendly units catering to the need of rural population in India. They built a low cost water filter which recycles the waste water from the village.
The water filter consist of different layer of sponge , sand, activated charcoal and a ultra filtration membrane of 10 NM pore size which does not allow bacteria to pass through it .A low cost bio gas plant designed by the students promises to reduce the construction cost by 1/5th of normal bio gas plant by giving a coating of polyurethane with 6-7 % silica filler to a thickness of 200 micron to the interior of the bio gas plant. The coating has strong thermal stability to with stand high pressure.
As a part of their setup, they also built a single shaft mechanism to generate electricity from speed breaker to light up the street .They also exhibited a low cost u-v insecticide to kill mosquitoes and a low cost air cooler.
The students were awarded a cash prize worth Rs 15000.