Effectively dealing with waste is one of the great challenges of the 21st Century.

 

Credit: Kalai

 

Wastewater containing oil can have a detrimental impact on aquatic ecosystems and cause problems at wastewater treatment plants as it can only be separated with the help of chemicals. A new study by Nurul Izza Husin at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia examines the possibility of using the shell of the durian fruit and a part of the banana plant called the pseudostem to remove oil from water. The banana pseudostem was found to be more effective in removing oil from water.

 

For further information contact:
Nurul Izza Husin
Department of Applied Sciences
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Email: nurulizza.husin@ppinang.uitm.edu.my