OxiPlant works on the principle of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA). The device consists of two specially fabricated stainless cylinders, each filled with a measured quantity of a specially made material called Zeolite. Dry, cooled and Pressurized air is alternatively passed through these cylinders. Nitrogen molecules get thermodynamically adsorbed by the zeolite crystals, allowing oxygen to flow out as a desired product. While this principle has been well known for over a century, the challenge lies in engineering a solution around the principle. Building OxiPlant involved mechanical design and fabrication, pneumatics circuits with proper understanding of pressure, temperature and flow controls, and more critically electronics which control, monitor, and automatically operate the entire oxygen production cycle.
Uniqueness of OxiPlant and its differentiation from commonly available concentrators lies in its Configurability, Flexibility, Scalability, and Monitorability. It is configurable to support many alternate processes such as PSA, VSA, VPSA etc. It is flexible to support production of Oxygen or Nitrogen or other gases. It is scalable to higher throughput up to about 20 lpm. It is monitorable as many temperatures, pressure and flow probes can be hooked up to provide valuable performance data that would form basis of plant tuning.
Prof. M R Doreswamy, Hon'ble Chancellor, has congratulated Tejas P Karanji on his achievement and encouraged him for more inventors.
Inauguration and orientation of First Year Classes for B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma programs 2021-22 was held at the PES University campus. Dr. Pradipkumar Thaker, Country Head and Vice President, Marvell Semiconductors inaugurated the program. Dr. Kumar while addressing the students stated that success for achieving in life is different for different people. The students should hear to their inner voice. He said that the world is in a challenging situation, with Covid19 pandemic having affected everybody at a different level. The positive side of the crisis is the transformation of the virtual platform and digital connection. In the coming days, there will be more of artificial intelligence and machine learning that will facilitate everything. Innovation can facilitate the execution of business realities and it is the key to success to entrepreneurship. A relentless mission is important to fulfill the vision. Students and professionals should have the integrity to succeed in their life.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar lauded the city of Bangalore for its salubrious climate and the people which it is attracting from all parts of the country. It is also called the Silicon city as it houses a vast number of industries. He said that among 200 nations in the world, India stands out for its culture. Even during COVID India was able to produce its own vaccine to protect the citizens which is a remarkable achievement.
In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University spoke on the need for industry professionals joining academics and involving teaching activity in the New education policy should attract talented people to teaching and a closer relationship between industry and academia is the need of the hour. PES built a tradition of recognizing merit. And has so far has given Rs. 35 Crores as scholarship since the inception of the University. remembering that PES stands number one in placements in Karnataka amongst 210 Engineering colleges. 1458 students are placed already from the eligible list of 1550 students with the highest compensation being Rs. 1.5 Crore/annum. Dr. Doreswamy added that the new students should have Sir M. Visvesvaraiah as their role model to achieve success in life. Every student should be an asset, not only to his family but also to the nation. He urged students not only to be job seekers but also job providers or entrepreneurs. PES through its PESU venture labs is funding Close 1.5 Crores for those passionate in becoming entrepreneurs and start their new venture.
PES University Vice-Chancellor Dr. J. Suryaprasad welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. The dignitaries distributed the CNR Rao merit scholarships to the awardees. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University were also present on the Occasion.
Saving water, half glass at a time; The New Indian Express, July 8, 2020. Garvita Gulhati, student of electronics and communications engineering, received UK's Diana award for her initiative to promote water conservation.