This project aims to develop a continuous adsorptive and catalytic system for dyeing wastewater treatment via an experiential learning approach. The project will be divided into several modules, including the designing of adsorbents, the fabrication of heterogeneous catalysts, the establishment of the bench-top experimental unit, and the development of the signaling and controlling system. The bench-top prototype will be used for the evaluation of the "real" dyeing wastewater supplied from the commercial textile company.
Two students will be recruited for completing the modules of the designing of adsorbents, the fabrication of heterogeneous catalysts, the establishment of the bench-top experimental unit, and the development of the signaling and controlling system. Both students will conduct the experimental work and design the whole prototype using the software of Solidworks.
There are four learning objectives:
(1) The recruited students will gain experiences in the experimental work particularly on the adsorbent development and catalyst fabrication.
(2) The assembly of the prototype will offer opportunities to the students via the experiential learning modules. Such training will strengthen the students' ability in solving the practical problems.
(3) Through the experiential learning approach, the "problem-to-solve" iteration process will build up the self-esteem, as well as the patience in facing the problems, of the students.
(4) The project is a collaborative project between the UROP and the commercial company. it is a good opportunity to the UG student for solving the practical problem for commercial application.