News.Sep 13, 2018

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”.

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