Turning Fruit Wastes into Valuable Material for Water Purifier

The team of researchers, led by Assistant Professor Edison Ang Huixiang (洪辉祥) from the Natural Sciences and Science Education department of the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, have successfully demonstrated that fruit peels can be transformed into MXene for water purification purposes. Their study highlights the potential benefits of this innovation in areas with limited access to electricity, such as remote regions and disaster zones. The research findings have been published in the 2022 Young Chemists special collection of Chemistry A European Journal. Dr. Edison’s primary area of research focuses on investigating various organic waste materials and transforming them into valuable materials for water purification through the use of solar stills. In a previous study, his team successfully created graphite from plastic waste for a similar purpose, and their findings were published in the 2022 Emerging Investigator collection theme of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A
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