Bringing life back to our waterways
Water pollution is a major environmental issue in many parts of the world. One of the largest sources of water pollution is trash and floating debris as well as untreated sewage, agricultural runoff and unregulated industry waste.
Floating Solid Waste Collection System for Lakes and Rivers
The students at Walchand College of Engineering located in Sangli, India are developing a sustainable waste collection system to help clean floating waste from water bodies as well as remove oil residue floating on the water.
The goal of the project is to develop a sustainable system capable of collecting the floating debris and waste from banks of rivers and lakes, while separating the biodegradable waste from non-biodegradable waste. The waste collection solution, when completed, will require minimal human intervention to operate, in order to preserve the natural ecosystem as much as possible, while keeping cost, time and labor resources low.
By using advanced design, simulation and visualization software to develop the solution, engineering students will gain valuable technical expertise and build the critical collaboration skills necessary to be successful in the workplace of the future.