NUS researchers developed world’s first water treatment techniques using apple and tomato peels

July 25, 2013 |

In Singapore, National University of Singapore PhD candidate, Mr Ramakrishna Mallampati experimented with water treatment techniques using materials that are easily available, and came up with novel ways to purify water using apple and tomato peels. This is the first time that the peels of the two fruits have been used to remove different types of pollutants in water. The studies were conducted under the guidance of Associate Professor Suresh Valiyaveettil.

The NUS team hopes that their water purification methods can benefit communities living in places where there is little electricity or resources to set up a water purification plant.

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