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Título: Learning Sustainability with EPS@ISEP – Development of a Water Disinfection System
Autor: Jenei, Ádám
Bazylinska, Aleksandra
Walczak, Joanna
Küttis, Sander
Malheiro, Benedita
Ribeiro, Maria Cristina
Silva, Manuel
Caetano, Nídia Sá
Ferreira, Paulo
Guedes, Pedro
Palavras-chave: Engineering Education
Sustainable Development
European Project Semester
Water Disinfection
Data: 2016
Editora: PAEE Association and Department of Production and Systems of the University of Minho, Portugal
Relatório da Série N.º: PAEE/ALE;2016
Resumo: The European Project Semester (EPS) is a one-semester capstone project/internship programme offered to engineering, product design and business undergraduates by 18 European engineering schools. EPS aims to prepare future engineers to think and act globally by adopting project-based learning and teamwork methodologies. The EPS@ISEP programme – the EPS programme provided by ISEP – the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto – started in 2011 and has since welcomed 3rd and 4th year mobility students during the spring semester. In particular, sustainable development is a pervasive concern within EPS projects. It was in this context that, in 2012, a team of EPS@ISEP students decided to develop a water disinfection system. While the technical goal of the project was to design and develop a fluid disinfection system for removing bacteria, viruses and seaweeds, the overall objective was far more ambitious: to help students learn, develop and adopt sustainable practices for their future professional life. The system was intended to be a simple and effective solution for water treatment and recycling. At a larger scale, the project contributes to the preservation of the planet's fresh water resources and to the improvement of the population’s health by eliminating harmful microorganisms from the water. This challenge was, by itself, motivational and exposed the team to new learning experiences. The team found several approaches for water treatment and, after a detailed analysis, decided to adopt Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation for the removal of microorganisms. This multidisciplinary real world problem drove the team during the semester. The team surveyed and compared different methods for water cleansing and recycling, chose one approach and, then, designed, built and tested the prototype. In addition, the students also addressed marketing, sustainability as well as the ethic and deontological issues regarding the proposed solution while developing crosscultural understanding, teamwork and communication skills. The project provided an excellent opportunity to foster the concept of sustainable development amongst students.
Descrição: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE), Guimarães, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/8543
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