The University of Toronto's Water and Energy Research Lab has been selected as a finalist at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase! Voting continues until June 20th at the ASME website.
Their innovation, the WERLWind, is a wind-powered aeration device for smallholder fish farmers. It is an affordable, floating, wind-powered aeration device that improves water quality and increases the pond's overall dissolved oxygen (DO) content. This improves fish survivability and growth while enabling farmers to stock their ponds with a greater amount of fish, thus increasing yields and income streams.
The ISHOW competition is open to individuals and organizations taking physical products that will have a social impact to market. Winners will receive feedback on their idea, access to industry best practice and contact with a global community of engineering experts.