Separation processes in industry

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers. The same is true for reactions. They are not perfect in the sense that we do not always get a 100% yield. The reasons for this are: side reactions excess raw material loss of reactants through by-product formation/charring due to their sensitivity towards operating conditions some … Continue reading Separation processes in industry

Water filtration by tomato and apple peels

In order to enhance the ability of apple peels towards extraction of negatively charged pollutants, Mr Ramakrishna immobilised naturally occurring zirconium oxides onto the surface of apple peels. Zirconium loaded apple peels were found to be able to extract anions such as phosphate, arsenate, arsenite, and chromate ions from aqueous solutions. Read more:  NUS researchers … Continue reading Water filtration by tomato and apple peels