Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (LocalWire) A team of four students from IIT Bhubaneswar have succeeded in winning the first prize in a Smart Hackathon organized at IIITDM Kancheepuram by the Energy Science Society of India (ESSI), a student said on Friday.
The Smart Hackathon was a three day workshop on battery technology for e-vehicles, smart innovative glove box design and recycling techniques for lithium-ion batteries.
This is a part of The vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for 2030 for adoption of 100 percent electric vehicle transportation system in India.
The event was supported by DST-SERB and Energy Science Society of India (ESSI).
The third year B.Tech Students of School of Mineral, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at IIT Bhubaneswar won the first prize in the IIITDM_K Hackathon on Recycling of Lithium-ion Batteries.
This is a laudatory achievement of the students at IIT Bhubaneswar who, in the recent past, have won many national level competitions and hackathons consecutively.
The triumphant team “Lit-ions” members were Gurudev Singh, Sarthak Patnaik, Vinay Ahir and Yogesh Sarma Sedai.
The project was carried out under the guidance of Dr. Soobhankar Pati, Assistant Professor, School of Minerals, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
The project was based on a process of direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries which caters to the needs of the e-vehicles.
E-vehicles are the need of the hour, helping to minimize the harmful impact of fossil fuel combustion on the environment.
The impact of this solution on the energy, electric vehicle transportation system, and utilities sector will be significant.
This recycling process was unique in the sense that the cathodic material was directly recovered as the end product.
The cathodic content that is recovered requires minimal post-processing steps before being stacked in a battery.
The process is comparatively simple and more cost-effective than traditional methods.