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Polytechnic students make a bus exhaust filter system using TiO2
On June 28, the final round of the Polytechnic Innovation contest 2020 took place with the competition of more than 20 teams with excellent ideas in many different fields. This is the 3rd year the competition is held.


The final round of the Innovation Polytechnic Competition 2020 was honored to welcome representatives of the Department of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City, the school's management board, companions, and other universities.

Each team has 10 minutes to present in English on their topic to convince the judges, thereby expressing ideas, contents of the project, feasibility, presentation skills and etc. After the presentation , each team receives suggestions, direct comments as well as answers to questions posed by the judges to protect their ideas.

After the teams were free to present their ideas, the jury decided to choose the best five projects to honor. Specifically, First Prize: Air Mask group, second Prize: UST group and WOW group, Third Prize: EAD and BIO GOLD group.

Truong Quang Tien, a student of Automotive Engineering, a member of the Air Mask group, shared: “My team chose the air purification system topic because during the time of the Covid – 19 epidemic, clean air filtration was very important."

The air purifier system uses TiO2 compound, which filters out pollutant fumes from buses and other vehicles. The product also handles unpleasant odors in the vehicle space, room such as food smell, body odor, gasoline smell, smell of dog and cat fur, smoke and tobacco, bacterial dust, especially fine dust PM2.5, ...

Through this project, the group said it wants to contribute to reducing the pressure on road systems during peak hours, reducing allergens, preventing motion sickness, helping users to be comfortable in using more public transport.

Air Mask also added: “After the competition, if supported by businesses, the group will commercialize the product and continue to participate in other competitions to improve the product.”

Second is the UST group with the project "Application of phenolic compounds from bio-oil in preserving cellulose-based products". This is a project to create completely new products, never appeared in Vietnam market from agricultural by-products.

Sharing the project, the representative of the group said: “There are many products made from cellulose based around wood, paper. However, they are very susceptible to damage and mold attack. Wood fungus not only damages products but also adversely affects human health through tuberculosis, opportunistic disease and even death.”

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