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Danang students win eProjects prize with marine cleaning project
  • | vietnamnet, | September 01, 2020 01:03 PM
A group of students from Danang won the best presentation prize at eProject 2020 competition held in HCM City with a marine rubbish collecting system.


Danang students win eProjects prize

This is one of the three highest prizes in the competition.

Le Truong Tam, Truong Le Loi, Trinh Thanh Phu and Nguyen Hung Thinh from the Danang University of Technology built the machine under the guidance of lecturer Nguyen Thi Anh Thu.

The machine is 140cm long, 60cm wide, 45cm high and weighs 50kg. It has a waste conveyor as well as the capability to sort recyclable materials. The machine has a sensor used to measure the water quality, determine the location of plastic waste, and an app to show the operational range of the machine.

When the machine is in use, it will automatically determine the location of floating rubbish through the camera and move towards the rubbish to collect and sort it out into recyclable and non-recyclable groups. The machine will measure the water quality at the same time and update the data to the monitoring app. It will continue to determine the location of waste until there is none.


Marine cleaning machine

"It uses batteries and is mostly automated so that it will not depend too much on human touch," Lam said. "We had faced many difficulties during the production and especially during the testing process because the machine is too big for us to move it around. Covid-19 also pushed back our starting date."

Lecturer Nguyen Thi Anh Thu said, "The machine aims to help clean the environment, sort the garbage and save energy. It is a product made by students from different faculties. They are passionate and very creative in using and combining their knowledge."

In the future, the group will work with experts to further develop and put the machine into use.

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