Sona College Students develop Gadget to check Carbon Emission in Vehicles
The students of Sona College of Technology here have gone green by developing a new electronic gadget that will reduce the emission of carbon dioxide from vehicles, especially two – wheelers, by nearly 70 per cent.
The team of four – T.N. Raj Vignesh, A.J. Salma Sultana, O. Ranganathan and P. Sabari, final year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering – have found a device that could reduce emission of carbon dioxide from vehicles .
The project, submitted in the recently held ‘Intel India Embedded Challenge 2010′ at Bangalore was one among the 36, in the crowd of 2,170 projects from all over India, which had the honour of qualifying for the finals.
A firm had even come forward to funding and incubation of the project so that it could be manufactured as a product that has commercial value.
The system the students designed has a chemical chamber, which processes the carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and traps it by 60 to 70 per cent for about 450 km run of a two-wheeler.
And the chemical replenishment cost is just 200 for every 450 to 500 km.
The embedded system measures the activity of the chemical unit and warns the vehicle driver when the chemical is exhausted.
This way the driver will know when to replace the chemical.
The unit will cost about 400 per vehicle and it needs no alteration as it will be just an attachment to the silencer.
The students, who worked on the project under the guidance of their Head of Department B. Gopi, claim that the gadget could reduce 13 per cent of total emission of carbon dioxide released from the vehicles in India.
The college administration including its secretary A. Dhirajlal congratulated the team for the innovative idea that would a go a long way in the preservation of environment.