The Undergraduate Chemical engineering project proved to be a great attraction for the crowd at the Open House 2016, IIT Delhi. The target audience were high school students from several schools across Delhi. The Electrodialysis project was something that students could easily relate to and hence gained a lot of appreciation from the onlookers. A very basic and simplified version of the actual project had been displayed.
While the actual project is an application of many principles of electrochemistry the basic idea of ionic discharge at the electrodes was the key concept behind the simplified version presented today at the open house. The ease with which salts could be separated from sea water to obtain pure water by just applying basic concepts of high school chemistry is what left the students awed! A scale-up of this technique could prove to be a break-through for the water shortage problem facing us.