18 October 2017

A chemical engineering schools project by KZN Members Group

The SAIChE-IChemE  KZN member group hosted a chemical engineering schools project as part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Winter School programme on the 10th of July 2017. The project involved the development of a simple gas-powered boat using plastic water bottles, effervescent tablets and plastic tubing. School pupils were required to optimize their boat designs, carry out test runs and eventually race their creations in water-filled race lanes in time and distance trials. An enterprising group dubbed team “Titanic” literally blew the competition out of the water by securing first place in both the distance and time trails.

The winning team, Titanic, pose with their certificates at the UKZN Winter School chemical engineering project event hosted by SAIChE-IChemE KZN members group.


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