Ganesh Utsav 2019: Meet the engineer who used Archimedes Principles to create an eco-friendly Ganpati

Mumbai-based engineer has created an eco-friendly immersion tank at home using Archimedes Principles.

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On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Mumbai-based engineer decided to use his engineering to good use. He has created an eco-friendly immersion tank at home using Archimedes Principles.

Deepak Menghnani who hails for Chembur believes that eco-friendly is the way to go. Last year too he had a similar concept Ganpati immersion but it adopted a pulley system. Explaining his concept, he says, “There are three compartments in one big tank. Right in the front is a fish tank, which gives a decorative view to all. The second tank is in the centre and it’s the Immersion tank which is filled with water- a float is made of steel on which the Ganpati idol will float for five days.

On the immersion day the water from the immersion tank is emptied by a pump to the third tank which is the balancing tank, this creates an illusion from front as if the Idol is going in the water, again the water in pumped back to immersion tank and the float with the idol comes up- this procedure is done thrice to create three dips as per rituals.

And when the idol is immersed the fourth time the pressure valves that are made of pressure cooker whistle are pulled.  Post this, the idol submerges in the water of immersion tank and dissolves in about 30 minutes. The mud that we get after immersion process is complete is used to fill in pots in which we plant Tulsi and gift to family and friends.

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