Solar Thermal Distiller’ qualifies to the finals of IMechE Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge 2018
The University of Bolton – RAK Academic centre adds another feather to it’s cap by qualifying to the finals of IMechE Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge 2018-19, with an innovative idea to tackle the most portentous issue faced globally – Water Scarcity!
The IMechE Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge is an engineering design competition for Young Members of the Institution which aims to address real-world problems through engineering design projects. This year’s theme seeks ingenuity for the future drinkable water crisis. The competition set about by accepting proposals, followed by an evaluation by an eminent judging panel. Top five entries from around the world were selected and awarded 100 GBP, towards built and test of the prototype. IMechE students chapter the University of Bolton is honoured by this recognition. The final stage seeks the five winning teams to demonstrate a working prototype of the proposal made.
Sujith Menon, Mechanical Engineering student, mentored by the Mechanical Engineering department faculties brought home this prestigious victory. The idea proposed by the team for water scarcity was based on the innovative method of improving the efficiency of solar distillation using nanofluids-‘Solar Thermal Distiller’. The team is all set to progress to its final round and for the University of Bolton, this is the most befitting victory to kick start the New Year.