Chem-E-car is a student-driven team where the team members acquire and refine their engineering
skills to design an optimized car every year which promotes creativity and teamwork in fellow
members thereby enhancing their productivity to work on a project independently.
The hands-on application lets you pull it all together thereby providing the platform for students to
apply classroom learning in real-world situation putting all our knowledge to test.
Prof. Datta B Dandge
Head- Design and Innovation
Head- Documentation and Safety
Primous is Mit-Pune's first Chem-E-Car that was developed to compete in the Chem-E-Car competition held at the Student Regional Conference, under AIChE, hosted by VIT, Vellore in India.
Primous was propelled by using a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG). TEG works on the principle of "Seebeck Effect".The difference in temperature of two junctions was resulted into induction of voltage.The hot bath was maintained using the neutralization reaction between Sulphuric acid and Sodium Hydroxide while the cold bath was a mixture of Dry Ice and Acetone.
The mechanism involved decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide using Potassium Iodide as catalyst.
Team Chem-E-Car received the award for "Best Innovative Design" in the Chem-E-Car Competition at the Student Regional Conference held by VIT, Vellore
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