Sensitized about the impending water crisis and the inability of existing techniques to fight it, it was now time for the Team to do the needful: FIND OUR SOLUTION!
Comprising of all enthusiastic science students, the Team came across certain research published in the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research journal by a group of researchers from Brazil’s São Paulo State University led by Gustavo Castro. Castro and colleagues wanted to find out whether minced banana peels could also act as water purifiers.
We read Castro’s comment on their research. He said, “I chose to work with banana peels because I have heard for a long time that we usually throw out the best part of the fruit and that most of the nutrients and proteins are in parts not used by us, such as the peels. From there, I decided to make an initial experiment to determine the chemical composition of the peel.”
We decided to work with banana peels as well as other fruit peels to determine experimentally whether they can be the solution to our water crisis.
Two Stages of our Research
Our team decided to work with banana peels as well as other fruit peels to determine experimentally whether they can be the solution to our water crisis.
We decided to continue our work on two basic concepts.
1. To check the efficiency of different fruit peels as water purifiers.
2. To check the number of times we can use the same banana peel effectively as a purifier.