Saturday, May 12, 2018

Team of kids transform Styrofoam into water filter activated carbon

What is plastic? Mostly hydrocarbons. So these kids wondered why they couldn’t recycle expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) into activated carbon which can clean water, solving two global problems with one solution. They burned up a family grill in the process but finally figured out how to do it. Now they are patenting the process. Watch this short TedTalk to learn more (there’s a longer version on

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