13 Sep '18, 12pm

Young #inventors use food #waste to create #sustainable #water filter

Young #inventors use food #waste to create #sustainable #water filter

The winners of this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize developed a more sustainable way to produce a material used in water filters. Using the rinds of durians and waste from sugarcane, Caleb Liow Jia Le (left in photo), Johnny Xiao Hong Yu (right) and Ho Shane found a safer way to create reduced graphene oxide. Learn how they did it. The three 16-year-old students are in their fourth year of high school in Singapore, and won with their project: “A novel, eco-friendly synthesis of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) from durian rind and sugarcane bagasse for water filters”. Could you describe what your project is about? Caleb: For our project we used two very common types of food waste in Singapore. Durian is a spiky kind of fruit. The yellow part of the fruit is eaten, and the husk is thrown away, so we used that part. We also used sugarcane bagasse, which is the fiber waste le...

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