TECHTOP – 2012 Winners
First Prize ( 1L) & Women in Technology Prize ( 20,000) winning Team from Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology, Kodakara, Thrissur, Kerala
BIOREACTOR FOR THE COMPLETE DECOLORISATION OF TEXTILE DYE EFFLUENTS
A boon to the environment that has been brought about by a group of Biotech Engineers who found out an ecofriendly method to decolorize and reuse 99% of textile effluent by using agricultural wastes and potential microorganisms, successfully solves the huge water consumption and pollution caused by the textile industry. The textile Industry contributes to 30% of the export revenue of our nation. In this present scenario, this project which uses the method of treating the waste by other wastes has been highly appreciated.
MEGHA P M, ANJU P ANTO, CHAITHRA K V, MARY ROS JOY, NEETHU VARGHESE, NIKITHA BALAKRISHNAN
Second Prize ( 50,000) Winning Team from Raajdhani Engg. College, Odisha
Possible construction materials adding sequestration of Co2 to combat green house effect.
To prevent rapid climate change it is necessary to reduce net anthropogenic Co2 emission as well as to find sinks for generated co2. So I prepared a construction material which will use bulk quantity of ash generated from thermal power plant and it will also absorb co2 efficiently from the atmosphere. It is easy to market because of the following reasons • The higher the addition of Magnesia to the building materials the more is the permeability to absorb co2.
• Fully carbonate with in a year.
• The material can be recycled back into cement.
• Strength properties are completely comparable to Portland cement
Prof.(Dr.) S.C. Panigrahi , Chandan Kumar
Third Prize ( 30,000) Winning Team from IIT, Delhi
Developing next generation MRI Viewers for automatic detection and analysis of Brain Tumors, empowering the current diagnosis with reduced manual errors and increased efficiency while saving time and money. The cause of Innovation has been inspired by the United Nations Millennium Goal of producing a disease free world and providing better health care facilities and technologies for the future generations. Every year thousands of people die around the globe as a result of different brain tumors. Some due to:
• human incapability because of large variations in size, location and form of
the Brain Tumors,
• while some due to human errors because of increasing number of Neuropatients
leading to a huge manual workload on small Radiology group
This inspired us to develop a tool which can assist radiologist by automatically
detecting Brain Tumors in MRI images and thus help in
Saving Money and
Saving Radiologists for more complex and expertise requiring
Sudhanshu Shekhar , Ankush Jindal
First Consolation Prize ( 20,000) winning team from College of Engineering, Chengannur, Kerala
Speech-Bee is a communication device for the speech-impaired. It is basically a text-to-speech converter (English & Malayalam) with unlimited vocabulary along with voice calling. It pronounces the text typed into it. The speed, pitch, tone and volume of the speech can be varied and hence, emotions can be expressed. Voice calling can be implemented through GPRS, pairing to a mobile phone via Bluetooth, or connecting to a land-phone line.
JERRY J MARTIN , LINDA ANN JAMES
Second Consolation Prize ( 20,000) winning team from St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu
EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A SINGLE CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINE USING BIO-DIESEL FROM WASTE
COOKING OIL UNDER VARIABLE COMPRESSION RATIO
The main aim of this project is to Extract a biodiesel from a waste source, namely waste cooking oil [sunflower oil used for cooking], as a promising alternative fuel for the future. A novel technique is used in the extraction of this fuel. Enzymatic transesterification is used here, which gives a better yield than the conventional method in Extraction of biodiesel. Based on the experimental results obtained, we have found out that the biodiesel so produced is of industrial standards with a higher yield. This in turn results in better performance of the engine, reduces the emissions and also lowers the operating cost of the
N KRISHNAN , M NAVIN NISCHAL