The people have had their say. This year’s People’s Choice Award at Stockholm Junior Water Prize is awarded to Gabriel Fernandes Mello Ferreira . We congratulate the winner(s) and thank everyone who participated in the vote.Read more about how it works here.
Microplastic contamination is growing in the environment, given the ubiquity of plastic materials in our society’s daily lives. Studies have found these microparticles in water treatment plants that do not have a specific mechanism for removing this pollutant, which results in their presence in the Water Distribution System, therefore, distributing to consumers. The purpose of this project is a solution to this demand, as developed of microplastics filtration mechanism, easy to use and accessible because of the low-priced materials, to apply in the WTPs. The system was built and tested to simulate the conditions of this environment. The simulations demonstrated the effectiveness of the designed filter, the filter achieved 80% of efficiency, and it retrains particles even smaller than 300µm.
Since 2020, the audience have had a chance to name their favorite in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize final. Last year we received more than 26 000 unique votes for the People’s Choice Award. Do not miss the opportunity to have your say.
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