Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Saadia AnjumSADAUndergraduateFourthsaadia.anjum@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Bio Engineers, Environmental Engineers

Idea Details

Idea Name: Eco Hearth
Slogan: Making Waste Useful
Supervisor Name: Jawwad Zaidi
Supervisor Designation: Associate Professor
Supervisor School: SADA
Supervisor Department: SADA
Contact number: 03215148916
Email ID: jawwad.zaidi@sada.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    The idea is a kitchen appliance catering to the users from different domains and focusing on one of the major problem faced worldwide i.e. energy crisis especially the shortage of natural gas. The proposed product, suggests realization of a sustainable miniaturized biogas-based solution at a household level that’ll utilize the daily organic waste of the household and convert it into biogas and a fertilizer as a by-product with added benefits of protecting both the human health as well as the environment. In many countries, sustainable waste management, as well as waste prevention and reduction, have become the major priority, representing an important share of the common efforts to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate global climate changes. Uncontrolled waste dumping is no longer acceptable today and even controlled landfill disposal and incineration of organic wastes are not considered optimal practices, as Environmental standards hereof are increasingly stricter and energy recovery and recycling of nutrients and organic matter is aimed. Production of biogas through this idea of anaerobic digestion produces energy for cooking by the individual himself making him independent and not relying on an outdoor energy resource and it also offers a natural fertilizer for one’s garden or agriculture. At the same time, it removes the organic fraction from the overall waste streams, increasing this way the efficiency of energy conversion by incineration of the remaining wastes and the biochemical stability of landfill sites.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Energy crisis is an emerging issue and the world is struggling to find a suitable environment-friendly energy option for its occupants. The global energy market is expanding rapidly. The soaring demand for energy is presently greeted with the help of fossil fuel. Industry experts believe that the de
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   This product is compatible with both rural and urban lifestyles. The system is ideal for families or anyone living alone in an apartment or people in detached or a semi-detached home. The market will witness a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.5% in terms of value in the years to come.
How will the solution works
    The waste wil be fed into the digester tank; the shredder will shred the waste. Then the bacteria present in the tank will digest the waste which will be kept at an optimum temperature by a radiator present at its base. Fertilizer will be created as a byproduct of the waste digestion cycle. Gas will further flow from the digester to the storage tank, which will be aggregated and stored at a low pressure. Safety valves will be present and this from here will further go to the stoves through pipe
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Emerging companies in this field has been noted over a couple of years and one of them is Israel based startup names as Homebiogas. This idea will be unique to them in a sense that it is more compact and portable one thing which isn’t being offered in the market as of yet. Aesthetic Design
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (2155)