FLL Challenge Team 18731
DinoBots from Elmer, NJ Advance to District Championship at Rowan University to compete on Saturday, February 25th!
They were presented with the FIRST Core Values Award for extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit at the 2023 Salem Robot Rumble. They showed the judges they could accomplish more together than they could as individuals and showed respect for all team members at all times. The Judges were impressed with their project and chose this team to advance to the Southern NJ District Championship at Rowan University! Their team project identified the Nuclear Power industry using massive amounts of river and ocean water daily to manage the plants’ operating temperature. Nearby South Jersey nuclear plant uses 1.728 billion gallons of water a day from the Delaware River and returns the water to the river 15 – 17* F warmer than when it was extracted. To reduce the amount of thermal pollution by a significant 7.5* F, they propose the use of their innovative Coolinator. Water that is extracted from the Delaware River to cool the plant will travel 20 feet underground and enter a 520-foot-long aluminum water fin flue (A.K.A. the Coolinator). The water fin flue is 315 feet wide x 1 foot high ensuring the most amount of water touches the cool aluminum. The water is further cooled by the 440 fins covering the outside of the flue thereby reducing the thermal pollution by 7.5* F before re-entering the natural environment.