Meet our Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner for 2018
Recycling Waste into Biochar: A Sustainable Wastewater Filter and Fertiliser for the Agricultural Industry
Minh Nga Nguyen, Sydney Girls High School (NSW)
Nga’s project is entitled “Recycling Waste into Biochar”, a sustainable waste water filter and fertilizer for the agricultural industry. Her project formed a model of application in which agricultural plant wastes are recycled into a multipurpose biochar charcoal, that can filter wastewater and fertilise plants. Nga found that bamboo biochar filter packs could remove 45.6% of harmful pollutants in wastewater, lowering pollutant content to meeting Australian guidelines. Her findings have the potential for application in the agricultural industry, allowing farmers to recover polluting plant wastes and turn it into biochar used to treat livestock wastewater, as well as aid crop growth.
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Why enter the competition?
Our 2017 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner, Macinley Butson spoke to us about what a great opportunity this competition is for students with a passion for STEM. Check out the video to find out for yourself!
|| 2019 ASJWP entries open
|14 December 2018
| Entries close
|8 May 2019
|| Winner presented award at Ozwater’19 in Melbourne
|24-29 August 2019
|| Australian winner goes to international SJWP competition during World Water Week in Stockholm