TEAM O-ZONE FROM EWU ROBOTICS CLUB HAS BECOME THE CHAMPION OF BANGLADESH IN “ITECHEXPO IUBAT 2022” PROJECT SHOWCASING
A team comprising of Md. Salauddin Sakib, Md. Asad Chowdhury Dipu and Md. Mizanur Rahman Riad Khan from East West University Robotics Club (EWURC) has become the Champion in the competition of ITechExpo IUBAT 2022 at the segment of Project showcasing for Seniorswhich was presented by Astonafa and Reliant Energy & Safety Technology Ltd. in association with Techfest IIT Bombay. The competition was held on November 22-23, 2022, at the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT).
The project on display was O-Zone, an innovative fume purification system that separates toxic substances from exhaust and deposits them inside the device, which can then be recycled and turned into useful products.
O-Zone: It's a toxic fume-purifying device. Pollution emitted from exhaust pipes of vehicles such as hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbon oxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide, lead, and unburnt hydrocarbon is captured by the device when it is installed in the exhaust pipe of vehicles. The device separates the toxic substances contained in the smoke and deposits substances inside the device. When the device gets full of dust it notifies user to clean the device and reuse it. After cleaning, the device can be reused for more than six years. This carbon dust can be removed and recycled into usable products such as floor tiles and ink. By doing this, pollution will not mix with the environment and on the other hand, the user will be benefited economically. First this device was invented by Md. Salauddin Sakib in 2019 and he received patent certification.
The competition was segmented into six portions, for six different project demonstration phases. Top public and private universities of all over Bangladesh had participated in that competition. Only 4 teams qualified in the semi-final phase. Finally, O-Zone team won the championship and became the Champion of Bangladesh in that segment. Following the motto of the East West University Robotics Club (EWURC) always encourages its members to be innovative and participate in various competitions and also assist them by giving ideas and support to become successful in these events.