A final year project from the Diploma in Environmental Management & Water Technology, was awarded a Gold Award in the 5th Green Challenge Competition The project entitled “Removal of Hydrocarbon using Dry Leaves in Water Medium” was carried out by Li Siyu, Jeannie Aw, Eu Junnan and Lu Xiwen. The event was held at Singapore Polytechnic, on 21 Jan 2016, during SP Engineering Show 2016 and the award consisted of a $1000 cheque and certificates for the team.
The Green Challenge Competition is an annual event organized by SP Green Committee to award final year projects which tackle green issues.
The students were able to follow directions given by their supervisor to collect, recycle and reuse neglected dry leaves from various trees across Singapore Polytechnic campus as part of environmental awareness. Analytical skill was also developed when the students were trained to measure the concentration of benzene using high tech equipment of GC-MS. The key success factors in winning the award were value of research, good team work, aspiration, resilience, trust and good time management between supervisor and students.
The project team was supervised by Dr Handojo Djati Utomo (ABE) with co-supervision from Dr Lim Zheng Bang and Melissa Ang from AMTC (Advanced Material and Technology Centre).
Receiving the Gold Award of $1000 from SP Deputy Principal for Technology& Innovation, Mr Lim Peng Hun (from right), Dr Handojo Djati Utomo, Eu Junnan, Lu Xi Wen, Li Siyu, Jeannie Aw and Dr Lim Zheng Bang. Photo taken at SP Campus on 21 Jan 2016