KiiT International School Student Receives Patent for Washing Machine that Recycles Soap Water

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Ayushman Nayak, a Grade 7 student of KiiT International School (KiiT-IS), has received a patent for his idea “System for Using Recycled Soap Water in Washing Machine and Method” from Intellectual Property, Government of India. His idea was based on developing a washing machine where the soap water will go through five layers of filtration and then can be stored to reuse. He had developed this idea when he was in Grade 3 and had received the APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Award in the year 2017 organized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF)-India. The patent is valid for 20 years and is currently in his father’s name since Ayushman is a minor.