Mysuru: “Designand fabrication of atmospheric water generator,”, a project by the students of Mechanical Engineering Department of Maharaja Institute of Technology, Mysuru (MITM) Chethan M. N., Rohan M., Kiran Kumar M. S. and Mahadev Prasad M., has been awarded a project grant of Rs 50,000 by Indian Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.
ISHRAE operates from 44 Chapters and Sub Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. The project is aimed to produce water from moisture from the atmosphere by frosting and defrosting technique. The fabricated project produces water at an average of 3.5 litres/day, by consuming average units of 6.2 units/day, according to this data the cost of one litre is Rs. 10.3 rupees which is comparable to bottled water available in the market. However, the price can be reduced with a larger device and can also be integrated with solar energy. President of ISHRAE Mysuru Chapter Anilkumar Nadiger presented the cheque to students.
Dr. B. G. Naresh Kumar, Principal, Maharaja Institute of Technology Mysuru, Dr Mohamed Khaisar, Professor and HoD, Mechanical Engineering, MIT Mysuru and Prof. Chethana G. D., Secretary of ISHRAE Mysuru were present.