NBD Nano Challenges you to create external design for water generator.
NBD Nano has developed a novel surface coating that is comprised of patterned superhydrophilic (water loving) and superhydrophobic (water hating) regions, on the nano-scale. Essentially, this surface coating drastically increases the efficiency of condensation and fog collection. We’ve identified a number of potential uses for this scalable surface coating, including extremely efficient dehumidification, a self-filling water bottle, large scale water source for greenhouse drip irrigation, military water production for remote missions, and several more.
We’d like the GrabCAD community to help brainstorm other potential uses for this technology. Submissions should include a few paragraphs describing the use, as well as diagrams/sketches, etc. to support the description.
Prizes to be awarded based on the creativity, feasibility, and overall potential market size of the submission.
The device must operate using less than 100W of power
Using the metric of 3L/m^2/hr of water at 70% RH, the proposed device must be able to produce a minimum of 1/2 L per hour
All materials used must be 100% recyclable
Simplicity in design is appreciated
The competition is open to everyone.
You can submit several designs.
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members.
Tag your model with “watergenerator”. Only entries with valid tag will participate!
Models can be done in any CAD software as long as a STEP or IGES files are also uploaded. Any entry that does not include STEP or IGES file, will be considered ineligible for the contest.
By entering this competition, you
1. Warrant that the work is your original work.
2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
This Challenge ends on November 26th, 2012.
The winners will be announced here on this Challenge page before December 26th, 2012.
Cash prizes of $2,500
The judges will be comprised of NBD Nano and GrabCAD staff.
NBD makes use of a nano-scale surface to enhance water condensation. Mimicking the Namib Desert Beetle, our nanotechnology can be used to collect water in the most arid regions of the world.