The members of Team CCTronic grew up in a country where water is not available as a natural resource. When they moved to a city on a Great Lake, they thought their water problems would be over. They learned about the challenges facing Lake Erie and how deeply these affect the surrounding community. So they came up with 'cHorizon' to help farmers preserve soil and extract nutrients from the water before it reaches the lake; giving the lake a better chance to heal.
BLUE LION LABS
Blue Lion Labs was founded on the belief that everyone deserves to know if their water is safe to drink. They are building a microscope powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that locates and identifies algae in a water sample. With this technology, water treatment plants can analyze water samples on-site, saving valuable time and money. Their vision is that this technology be used worldwide to help organizations determine if their water is safe to drink.
The goal of Team S4 is to reduce nutrient loading into bodies of water that experience harmful algal blooms (HABs) by addressing the problem at the source: fertilizers applied to agricultural fields. Team S4 will build an automated spectroscopic robot to analyze phosphorous and nitrogen concentrations in agricultural drainage ditches, buffer zones, and cover crops. The resulting 3D chemical maps will enable optimization of these nutrient traps.
TACSO=Trap and Contain Stormwater Objects is good riddance to trash going into Lake Erie! After a storm, our highways, streets, parking lots send huge amounts of stormwater that ends up in our lake. An eyesore, a heath hazard, our invention is 'let's trap this crap' with a unique trap invention. TACSO contains and removes this junk at the onset.
Erie-Duction is a team of John Carroll students using is a phosphorus filtration system that will be implemented into farm drainage tiles. They will build wing walls around these drainage tiles and implement a replaceable porous block which acts as a membrane for ochre, a clay like mineral from runoff of coal mining sites.
UWin is a team of University of Windsor students that are using drone technology coupled with cutting-edge imaging hardware and hydrodynamic modeling to provide high resolution, dynamic intelligence on water quality. Their novel approach allows for imaging in tributaries, now-casting and forecasting of a variety of parameters, backward tracking of contamination and citizen science applications.
Photodynamica brings new efficient low-cost technology to harvest sun light for water remediation. Their idea is to develop and produce an efficient water floating material which is solar active. This activated material produces reactive species, which kills the cyanobacteria and its associated toxins.