Upcoming webinar: Meet The Winners: Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload, The Sequel - May 25, 2022, 11 a.m. PDT

Can Steel Structures Self-Heal? Help Stop Corrosion, win $60,000

BY GINA SPARROW | 1 min read

What Problem Does this Challenge Aim to Solve? 

Water infrastructure in the United States is critical to the domestic economy, commerce, and resource management.  There are thousands of existing hydraulic steel structures (HSS) that require regular maintenance and upkeep. Original methods to protect these structures are disfavored or no longer used due to environmental and safety concerns.  Newer approaches to corrosion control suffer from higher costs, shorter service life, and reduced efficacy.  

This Challenge seeks to identify and develop new methods for corrosion control. The Challenge sponsors are vitally interested in completely new approaches that are outside of conventional thought processes for corrosion control that can be applied to existing structures in situ. There is also interest in advancing existing technologies that can significantly improve service life, reduce costs (through innovative application methods or use of new materials), or improve performance range (through additional features such as health monitoring or self-healing).

Don't want to go it alone? 
Did you know you can "Team Match"?  
Find teams looking for team members here

 

👆🏻Hear directly from the Challenge Sponsors in this week's Rust Busters Challenge Webinar! 

Join the Resistance! 

Submit your rust busting breakthrough to extend the life of water infrastructure in the United States. 

Click here to Accept the Challenge

 

more like this
ENGINEERING
comments
Arts & Design
What is the Metaverse?
This is an explanatory article on the Metaverse. It describes the Metaverse as a collective virtual shared space created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space.
4 min read
The HeroX Spotlight Series: Introducing Kyla Jeffrey
HeroX is an amazing group of humans who believe in making the world a better place through innovation and crowdsourcing. Our culture and core values are top priority and each and every HeroXer embodies them. This blog series aims to introduce the world to these amazing humans!
1 min read
Government
Body Diversity Across Gender, Race and Beyond S, M, L, XL
Properly fitting clothing and protective gear is important for mental health, safety, and workplace productivity. The issue of diverse body shapes could be addressed through crowdsourcing and prize challenges.
2 min read