Mechanical engineering students developed an Oleophilic Aquatic Drone. This project won a special prize in the Oil Skimmer Drone Contest at Tekon 2018. This project also bagged a first prize (Rs. 6000 cash reward) in the Project Expo, Torque 2018 at Mangalam College of Engineering, Ettumanoor.
The main objective of this project is to make water cleaner by absorbing any oil content present in it. Oil particles don’t mix with water and float on the surface of any body of water. The absorbed oil can be scooped out and collected in separate vessels.