Call for TUM DeSal Challenge 2013 – Closed 2 February

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published Date: 11 January 2013
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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The biannual competition from the Institute for Thermodynamics, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany, invites students from high-schools and universities as well as young professionals (max. five years job experience) to design and build a desalination plant. The plants should supply drinking water by desalination without using fossil energy, at low cost, and with minimum effort.

The initial plant designs are submitted to jury of renowned experts in seawater desalination and renewable energies, who, on March 1, 2013, announce the 15 teams that will take part in the next leg of the competition. The teams then have until June 28, 2013, to build and test their plants. The cost of the desalination plants must not be more than 2,000 Euro, with 1,000 Euro being provided. 

The working desalination plants are presented to the jury and the public at the Technische Universität München on June 28–29, 2013. The teams compete to see which plant can produce the most, clean water within the specified timeframe. The jury will judge which design is best based on seven criteria, including the quantity and purity of the water, and the effort required to maintain, operate, and install the plant.

Deadline for applications is the 2nd of February 2013


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