C - Cage

Cage the sea

C-cage, A model controlling temperature,salinity,water flow and checking fish grazing and parasite growth,thus increase the seaweed yield.

Use Case

Harish lives on the money he gets by begging.He came to know about the training camp organised by Shaival in his village and decided to join it .Now he earns money as a seaweed labour enough to feed his family. Mohan Lal is a seaweed farmer suffering from loss due to the low yield of the seaweeds.With the help of C-Cage he is able to produce enough seaweed to earn him a good profit. Manoj ,a poultry farmer is satisfied after using Shaival app.Using seaweed as poultry feed has helped hen to lay more eggs. His income has increased manifolds .Dheeraj, the owner of a bio-diesel plant after using Shaival app has been able to produce more bio-diesel in lesser time. Using seaweed he is able to make bio-diesel four times faster than other biofuels.

Potential

The potential of seaweed and its role in increasing food production as well as nutrition content in food is highly prominent.Being highly nutritious and of immense use,seaweed can be utilised in many ways be it as human feed, poultry and livestock feed,preparing bio-diesel,in cosmetics industry or in water purification process.Our model is enabled with the feature of controlling temperature,salinity,water flow and other environmental factors affecting seaweed cultivation.Its is designed in such a way that fish grazing and parasite growth is checked.As a result,the yield is higher and the profit earned is more.Not only this,it has a potential for providing means of livelihood as well.

Business Case

In our country, about 50% of the workforce is involved in agriculture as a means of livelihood. With limited land and lack of technology in agricultural practices ,farmers are unable to earn much profit. To overcome this problem we have designed a model to increase seaweed yield which has a huge potential but has not been used to the fullest.We will provide the seaweed farmers with this model at an optimum cost.A part of the revenue generated would be used to give training to the farmers and labours on seaweed cultivation.The rest of the money will be used to provide loan to the farmers at a very low rate of interest.We will also provide a platform where seaweed farmers can sell their seaweeds to the poultry farmers and bio-diesel plants at a negotiable price.

Objectives:

  1. TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT-To overcome lack of knowledge by organising training camps and enable people to work as seaweed farmers ,labours.
  2. INCREASE YIELD-To enhance the yield of seaweed we need to control the various parameters responsible with a technologically sound model.
  3. INCREASE BUYERS-By creating a platform to buy & sell seaweeds for Seaweed farmers,Poultry farms and Bio-diesel plants via an App interface.

Team SHAIVAL- food beyond infinity

Delhi, India

Our Team

BRAIN FOOD / Published January 16, 2017 by Suman Meena

BRAIN FOOD

Thermostat and TDS meter / Published January 15, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Thermostat and TDS meter

THERMOSTAT
Thermostat is a device that automatically regulates temperature, or that activates a device when the temperature reaches a certain point.
Working:
Mechanical thermostats use of thermal expansion to switch an electric circuit on and and off. The two most common types use bimetallic strips and gas-filled bellows.

TDS METER
A tds Meter indicates the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of a solution, i.e. the concentration of dissolved solid particles.
Working:
When voltage is applied between electrodes, the ions become charged and moving, thus constituting an electrical current. TDS meters monitor the amount of current that passes between the electrodes as a measure of the number of ions in a solution.

We are thus using thermostat and TDS meter to measure and control temperature and salinity to get a better yield.

Fixed-Off Bottom Method / Published January 15, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Fixed-Off Bottom Method

Picture showing how a seaweed line is typically suspended in the Off-bottom Method.

In fixed off bottom method a 3 mm thick polypropylene rope 5 meters long is firmly stretched between two stakes. Attached to the 3 mm rope (line) are 30 pieces of raffia (polypropylene strings). Each of the planting material (seed), the size of the palm (150 grams), is tied to the raffia strings. The 3 mm rope, is suspended at least 20 to 30 cm from the sea bottom to prevent the growing seaweed from being tossed on the sand and 20 to 30 cm below the water surface at low tide to avoid the seaweeds from being exposed to direct sun light. Direct sun light will kill the exposed parts.
We have employed this method for our C-Cage

Manual on Seaweed Cultivation / Published January 15, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Manual on Seaweed Cultivation

http://library.enaca.org/bmp/manuals/seaweed-culture-bmp-manual.pdf

Way To Go - Idea Map / Published January 8, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Way To Go - Idea Map

Our Mission

Our team perceives the food shortage as one of the main problems of the coming generations and thus tried to find out the root cause of food scarcity. After lot of research and data analysis, it was found that by 2050 land expansion possible is less than 5% and thus has reached the saturation level. We need to utilise ocean for increasing food production.This led to our idea of seaweed cultivation which although has many uses, is not much prevalent in India and many other countries due to some challenges faced. The mission of our team is to fight food scarcity by increasing yield,reduce poverty by providing employment,overcome malnutrition by increasing production of nutritious food and encourage sustainable development.

Our Background

We are a group of students currently pursuing Engineering at Delhi Technological University,delhi. We ourselves have witnessed a lot of food wastage and food shortage around us.Being concerned about the problem we try to find out the best solution to this problem and are keen to work on it.Our group consists of five members.Four of us -Arushi Arora,Raveena Sheoran,Suman Meena and Ayesha Qamar are pursuing electrical engineering while Annu Mehar is studying Civil engineering from the same institute.Our team has a blend of technical,creative and inquisitive minds capable of putting forward the idea and then moulding it into well-defined idea.Together we have put in our best efforts to tackle the problem and contribute something on our part.

BRAIN FOOD / Published January 16, 2017 by Suman Meena

BRAIN FOOD

Thermostat and TDS meter / Published January 15, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Thermostat and TDS meter

THERMOSTAT
Thermostat is a device that automatically regulates temperature, or that activates a device when the temperature reaches a certain point.
Working:
Mechanical thermostats use of thermal expansion to switch an electric circuit on and and off. The two most common types use bimetallic strips and gas-filled bellows.

TDS METER
A tds Meter indicates the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of a solution, i.e. the concentration of dissolved solid particles.
Working:
When voltage is applied between electrodes, the ions become charged and moving, thus constituting an electrical current. TDS meters monitor the amount of current that passes between the electrodes as a measure of the number of ions in a solution.

We are thus using thermostat and TDS meter to measure and control temperature and salinity to get a better yield.

Fixed-Off Bottom Method / Published January 15, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Fixed-Off Bottom Method

Picture showing how a seaweed line is typically suspended in the Off-bottom Method.

In fixed off bottom method a 3 mm thick polypropylene rope 5 meters long is firmly stretched between two stakes. Attached to the 3 mm rope (line) are 30 pieces of raffia (polypropylene strings). Each of the planting material (seed), the size of the palm (150 grams), is tied to the raffia strings. The 3 mm rope, is suspended at least 20 to 30 cm from the sea bottom to prevent the growing seaweed from being tossed on the sand and 20 to 30 cm below the water surface at low tide to avoid the seaweeds from being exposed to direct sun light. Direct sun light will kill the exposed parts.
We have employed this method for our C-Cage

Manual on Seaweed Cultivation / Published January 15, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Manual on Seaweed Cultivation

http://library.enaca.org/bmp/manuals/seaweed-culture-bmp-manual.pdf

Way To Go - Idea Map / Published January 8, 2017 by Arushi Arora

Way To Go - Idea Map

Our Team

Our Mission

Our team perceives the food shortage as one of the main problems of the coming generations and thus tried to find out the root cause of food scarcity. ...Read More

Our Background

We are a group of students currently pursuing Engineering at Delhi Technological University,delhi. We ourselves have witnessed a lot of food wastage and food shortage around us.Being concerned ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.