Using Citrus Peels to Clean Wastewater

A new process that uses citrus peels to clean heavy metals from wastewater could also help keep the peels. First drying the peels and then treating them with a chemical that causes the peels’ surface area and porosity to increase. The resulting material was granulated and packed in columns, where it acted as a filter to absorb the heavy metal from tainted water.  Citrus peels could offer an alternative to activated charcoal.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I’m asking you to imagine that reality is stranger and more complicated than you or I could possibly know. And sometimes we get glimpses of it, in dreams or in déjà vu. #TheOA needs your help. #SaveTheOA


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