Indian public transportation system is the backbone of Indian economical growth. Current transport industry of India is contributing 5.5% in Nation’s GDP. Indian transportation sector is fueling through hydrocarbon-based products such as petrol and diesel. These resources are providing plentiful energy but with harmful gaseous emissions. The electric transportation system is an alternative solution to minimize the harmful impact on the environmental. India’s vision is to produce nearly 10 million electric vehicles including two wheelers and four wheelers by 2020. According to the Prime Minister’s vision, by 2030 India will adopt 100 percent electric vehicle transportation system. The Energy Science Society of India (ESSI) is creating awareness on renewable energies, green energies, bio-fuel & energy, energy storage science & technology, energy efficient devices & technologies, and sustainable energy. To envision this mission, Academic Institutions and Industry collaboration have to play a vital role. In this endeavor, Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram along with Energy Science Society of India (ESSI) is organizing a three days workshop on Battery technology for e-vehicles and a national level hackathon on smart innovative glove box design and recycling techniques for lithium-ion batteries.
The participants should aim to conceptualize a smart 4-port glove box, which is used for the fabrication of Li-ion coin cells at a laboratory scale. Participants are advised to explore a lab scale glove box for its function and working principles. A glove box will have a large main chamber and a small ante-chamber. The facility will have polycarbonate glass windows with chamber maintained at concentration less than 1ppm O2 and less than 1ppm H2O purity level. Vacuum pumps are used to evacuate the air inside the chamber via a dehumidifier arrangement (say silica gel packs). Subsequently, to maintain inert atmosphere, suitable inert gas feed valves, which is connected to inert gas cylinders are used. The valves are controlled by solenoids. The chambers will also have a temperature control mechanism. Temperature, pressure and humidity in the main and ante-chamber are monitored. The synchronization of valve operation (opening and closing) is taken care by PLCs.
Take a conventional a 4-port glove box with an overall external dimensions: 2600 mm W x 1050 mm D x 1900 mm H (approx) with an anti-chamber of 380 mm internal diameter 600 mm internal length (approx) as reference. Consider including two rows of shelves of 1000 mm in length to place chemicals and glass wares. Devices such as a bench-top thermal evaporator, digital weighing balance, and magnetic stirrer should be provided inside the main chamber with suitable AC plug points. Evolve innovative designs of user- friendly smart glove box to improvise the performance and ergonomics compared to the existing technology. Support your design with suitable CAD images, animations, block diagrams etc.
HACKATHON THEME – 2 : RECYCLING TECHNIQUES FOR lI-ION BATTERIES
A variety of Lithium-ion batteries consist of Lithium, Carbon, Nickel, Cobalt, Titanium etc. These materials are less scarcely available, and some are toxic. Many battery recycling methods are already in use, such as pyrolysis, hydrothermal recycling, and direct physical recycling, leaching etc. Each method has its own pros and cons. Explore chemical technique for recycling the lithium-ion batteries and evolve design which is innovative, safe, user friendly and ergonomic table-top plant. Support your design with suitable CAD images, animations, block diagrams etc.
• Notification call for registration (Hackathon Theme 1 and 2) - Sep 5, 2019
• Last date for registration and submission of graphical abstract (Hackathon Theme 1 and 2) - Oct 20, 2019
• Announcement of shortlisted graphical abstract (Hackathon Theme 1 and 2) - Oct 25, 2019
• Submission of CAD model of the Proof of Concept (PoC), exploded CAD models, animation, layout, and feasibility study of your design for commercialization (Inclusive of electronics aspect of the system - if any) by all shortlisted teams - Dec 15, 2019
• Assigning mentors for all the shortlisted teams (Hackathon Theme 1 and 2) - Dec 20, 2019
• Eligibility : UG, PG and PhD ongoing science
and engineering students
• Fees: ₹ 500 per team per theme
• Separate registration for each theme.
• Registration fee is non-refundable for both
shortlisted and non shortlisted participants.
• Team size – Strictly not more than four
Only students from Indian Universities /
Institutes / Research labs are eligible
• Click here to register for SMART INNOVATIVE GLOVE BOX DESIGN
• Click here to register for RECYCLING TECHNIQUES FOR Li-ION BATTERIES
Prof. Banshidhar Majhi
Director IIITDM Kancheepuram
Shri. Sajid Mubashir
Prof. Ramasamy Murugan
Prof. N Kalaiselvi
Prof. Vijayamohanan K Pillai
Prof. M. D. Selvaraj
Dean-SRIC IIITDM Kancheepuram
Shri. Raja V Subramanyan
Bimite Pvt. Ltd
Dr. K. Selvajyothi
Dr. B. Raja
Dr. K. P. Pradhan
Dr.Jaffar Ali (ESSI, Treasurer)
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
Melakottaiyur, off Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, Chennai – 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India.
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