2020 / Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Recycling Equipment / Student

OSC+

  • Prizes
    Winner in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation/Recycling Equipment
  • Lead Designer
    Chia-Jun Hung
  • Design Team
    Wei-Ting Wang, Yu-Hsing Wu,
  • Other credit
    Advisor: Prof. Kai-chu Li
  • University
    Ming Chi University of Technology

OSC+ collects top- and mid-level oil spills in sea physically. Powered by wind and sun, the pump generates bubbles from seafloor that carry mid-level spill to surface. The top-level spills are collected by water level difference generated by bubbling. The internal spinner performs the first oil-water separation. The oil is led to oil tank for second separation through nano-carbon membrane. The NaOH in the separated seawater reacts with graphene to remove the carcinogenic and water-soluble PAH before the water is discharged to sea. Finally, the oil collected in the oil tank is recycled.

Photo Credit: Chia-jun Hung
Credits: Advisor: Prof. Kai-Chu Li