Faculty Community Engagement Flagship – Faculty of Engineering

GREEN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

The flagship is housed in the Faculty of Engineering. It encourages MUT community to base CE projects on:

  • Water management.
  • Energy management.
  • Waste management.
  • Development of alternative building technologies for dignified living conditions.

Projects under the flagship

i) Automated Solar Irrigation System (ASIS)

Purpose: To assist Empangisweni Trust commercial farm with automated solar irrigation system that derives power from solar energy through photo-voltaic cells as a way of saving energy and maximising profits generated from farming.

Service: Skills and knowledge about saving energy.

Department(s) involved: Centre for Development of Green Technology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

ii) Potential greywater recycling and reuse to aid sustainable water demand management.

Purpose: the overall aim of the project is to provide an understanding of the beneficial reuse of greywater generated from household for non-potable purpose such that it will reduce stress currently on the available freshwater supply.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Provide solution and educate the community on the importance of greywater reuse and recycling with other aspect of water management.
  • Identify specific contaminants that could pose health risks and provide methods in which this contaminants can be removed.
  • Identify possible reuse options for the target community.

Service: Provide solution and educate the community on the importance of greywater reuse and recycling with other aspect of water management.

Departments involved: Chemical Engineering, Technology station and chemicals (TSC)

 

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