Intel ISEF 2018 Team Profile – Minh Nga Nguyen – Recycling waste into biochar: a sustainable wastewater filter and fertiliser for the agricultural industry

Nga investigated the use of biochar to filter agricultural wastewater as well its suitability as a soil fertiliser. She developed two bamboo-based biochar filter systems that proved very efficient at adsorbing nutrients such as ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and phosphates. The used biochar was also shown to be effective as a fertiliser leading to increased plant health when tested, demonstrating real potential for biochar to be used in the animal husbandry industry.

Intel ISEF 2018 Team Profile – Minh Nga Nguyen, Sydney Girls High School Recycling waste into biochar: a sustainable wastewater filter and fertiliser for the agricultural industry Nga investigated the use of biochar to filter agricultural wastewater as well its suitability as a soil fertiliser. She developed two bamboo-based biochar filter systems that proved very efficient at adsorbing nutrients such as ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and phosphates. The used biochar was also shown to be effective as a fertiliser leading to increased plant health when tested, demonstrating real potential for biochar to be used in the animal husbandry. #isefausnsw #INTELISEF #intelisef2018 #stansw #youngscientist #NESA #Edchat #STEM #science #education #sebelfurniture #teachers #bhpbilliton #csiro

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