May 12, 2020
By Swati Hegde
Congratulations to Team Aqualus, Senior Design team from Mechanical Engineering for winning the Judges Choice Award for Excellence in breadth and depth of their microplastics collection device-Aqualus. The project was co-funded by the Water Center through the Student Research Support Program (Fall 2019). The team designed a semi-autonomous system capable of sampling microplastics in water at variable conditions, while simultaneously measuring water quality parameters such as pH, temperature and salinity.