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Project Title Investigating the use of bone char and bone meals as adsorbents in water purification
Synopsis

Water pollution is one of the most serious ecological threats we face today. Some common water pollutants include heavy metal ions, organic dyes and fluoride. Conventional methods such as commercial activated carbon is used to purify water, however, it very costly and also ineffective against inorganic compounds such as heavy metal ions as well as halides. Thus this project aims to use bone char or bone meal as an alternative to commercial activated carbon for the adsorption of common pollutants such as iron (III), lead (II), mehtylene blue dye as well as fluoride ions.

Results show that bone char has almost twice the maximum adsorption capacity as compared to commercial activated carbon. The cost of method of preparation of bone char and bone meal was investigated. Results show that the cost of commercial activated carbon was a few hundred times as much as the cost of production of bone char and bone meal. The findings of our research exemplifies the reuse of food waste in its use as a starting material for the synthesis of a novel, all-rounded and cheap adsorbent which has a high commercial value.

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Team Members
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Group Leader:
DECSUN WU GAOXIAN 3S1
 
Group Member/s:
GUAN YANGCHEN 3S1
FENG CHONG HUI 3S2