University of Toronto's WERLWind Is a Finalist at ISHOW USA

Published Jun. 14, 2018

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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.

The WERLWind wind-powered aerator

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.

For more information, and to read about the other competitors, visit the ISHOW USA 2018 finalists web page. Want to attend the event? The registration page has all the details.

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