Staff Reporter

Three best projects are selected for cash prizes

SATHYAMANGALAM: Students’ talents in engineering, their urge to innovate, and their ideas translated into models were on display at Futura 2007, a science festival organised by the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology.

As part of the five-day Futura, which is into its ninth year, the Institute had organised a two-day open house science exhibition, where 40 designs and working models were on display.

Of the 40 designs and models, 20 were by students of the Institute. Apart from the 40, selected for the project design contest, 400 more designs and models were on display. These were put up by the Institute’s students belonging to 10 departments. There were some interesting models like the one put up by the third year B.Tech Textile Technology students.

S. Sathish, P. Suresh and K. Tarun had come up with ‘Dyeing and Effluent Treatment by Electrolyte Process’ wherein the boys using electric current treated the insoluble VAT and sulphur dyes.

The students said the method would help eliminate the need for chemically treating the effluents and also erecting effluent treatment plants.For those wanting a shield from electro magnetic waves, N. Maheswari, R. Karthika, R. Senthilkumar, K. Nantha Gopal, V. Arun Kumar, K. Subash Chandra Bose, F. Syed Ibrahim, K. Thavamuni, K. Mohan Kumar, N. Karthikeyan, L. Sandeep Kumar and G. Sandeep Anand had come up with a fabric woven with cotton yarn and copper filament. They are students of the B.Tech Textile Technology.