Sembcorp Marine Green Wave Environmental Care Competition 2016, had attracted entrees of 279 projects from 930 students. On 23rd Feb 2017, 69 teams from primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, ITEs and tertiary institutions received prizes from Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport, at the Green Wave awards ceremony and exhibition in the Marina Mandarin.
Green Wave Environmental Care Competition, an initiative by Sembcorp Marine together with a number of other industry partners to provide students an annual platform to showcase practical ideas to achieve environmental sustainability. It also raises awareness and interests among students on the need for sustainability as the planet continues to face global environmental threats.
Eight teams from ITE won various awards at this competition. “Horse Crab Propagation System” from ITE College West cringed the top prize, for their effort in horse crab repopulation. This horseshoe crab propagation project is an integration of a unique incubator, aeration and tank systems. The tank system, which comprises of the holding tank, hatching tank, nursing tank and the display tank, is made primarily of recycled materials. The PID temperature-controlled incubator system uses an industrial temperature controller complete with the oxygen booster hatching tray to enhance the hatch rate. Moving forward, the team aims to further develop the project into that of collection of eggs and thereby further the propagation of this species.
Water, a scarce commodity in Singapore, is a favourite topic among environmentalists and commanded its fair share of highlights in this Greenwave Environmental Care Competition. Flush Ventura, a project team from ITE College Central, provided innovative solutions towards grey water recycling in toilet flushing. Their practical and innovative solutions that could provide savings of up to 40% of water usage, was awarded 3rd prize in this competition. Other projects like Smart Showering System with Grey Water Recycling in Bathroom and Recycling Kitchen Washing Water also provided sound alternative solutions for water saving.
Air pollution is hazardous and may cause diseases, allergies or even death in humans. The “Air Purifier for the Underprivileged” team from ITE College East, developed a low cost air purifier that can reduce air pollutant up to 80%. This water-based air purifier, which is designed to clean the polluted air through a bubble agitation technique, also resolves the humidity issues of conventionally designed water-based purifiers.
Below are the summary for all the award winning projects from ITE student teams:
Information extracted from: http://www.sembmarine.com/scm2016/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Press-Release_GW_23Feb2017.pdf
Article Contributed and Edited by: Florence Chee & Kristin Koh