PH places 3rd in 'Go Green in the City' contest

By Marilyn Paed-Rayray, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau

Posted at Jun 27 2015 09:07 PM | Updated as of Jun 28 2015 05:07 AM

ELECTRIFILTER (Electricity Generation from Filthy Water), enables the generation of electricity from waste water that can power the lamp post, light up sidewalks and roads, provide charging or energy stations, and enable security systems.

PARIS, France -- Two students from from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) placed third among the twelve team finalists from different parts of the world in the Go Green in the City competition for the best green and smart invention.

Christian G. Sta. Romana and John Paul G. Santos from PUP won the award for their invention, the Electrifilter. Prior to this final event in Paris, Sta. Romana and Santos already won the East Asia Finals of the contest in April.

"ELECTRIFILTER" (Electricity Generation from Filthy Water) enables the generation of electricity from waste water that can power the lamp post, light up sidewalks and roads, provide charging or energy stations, enable security systems.

It has the capability to filter and cleanse water that can be used for daily consumption.

Another output from the device is its waste that can be used as natural fertilizers. Generally, the device is designed to be portable so that it can be used to generate electricity, provide clean water in times of floods, storms and in remote areas.

Excess energy produced will be stored to a battery or go to energy grid which can help in the production of electricity.

The device was designed to be portable so that it can be transported to remote areas where clean water and electricity are in short supply.

Christian G. Sta. Romana and John Paul G. Santos from Polytechnic University of the Philippines won the East Asia Finals of the contest last April 2015 with their invention, Electrifilter.

The device also has the capability to be used in home sewage and industrial plants that emits waste to creeks and rivers.

The two PUP engineering students were ecstatic and overwhelmed by the rewarding experience in the City of Lights and are very excited to bring home their award.

India won the first place while France landed second after the final presentation of their invention in front of Schneider Electric engineers and executives at the Schneider Electric's office in Paris.

Go Green in the City, organized by Schneider Electric, is a global business case challenge for business and engineering students on green energy solutions for smarter cities.