Entrant Profile

Min-hua Tsai

Location: Taipei City, Taipei Hsien Taiwan

Company: (NTUE)

Profession: Student

Inspired by: An average of 8 million metric tons of plastic waste entered the ocean every year. Plastic waste poses a survival crisis to about 700 species in various ways. With the increasing number of plastic pollutants in the ocean, plastic waste is very delicious both visually and olfactory to fish. It is normal for fish to mistakenly consume plastics due to the inability to distinguish between plastics and food sources. The plastic particles enter the food chain and eventually become a dish on our table.
S.F.P.D. utilizes terahertz (THz) electromagnetic wave technology to detect the residual plastic particles in the fish body. Before the fish sorting and classification, the plastic material detection will be first conducted. The fish containing the plastic particles are separated and cut through the fish processing slice to remove plastic particles.
In addition, S.F.P.D.’s modular machine design can independently apply terahertz (THz) electromagnetic wave detector on the traditional fish wholesale market to prevent people from eating plastics.