My name is Blessing Utibe Umoukpong and I am 16 years. My school is Northern annang secondary commercial school, Utu etim ekpo, Etim ekpo lga, Akwa ibom state, Nigeria. My interests are reading, research and football.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
Constant availability of clean and potable waterFrom where comes your interest in water?
I am living close to river in my communityThis is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
Government Intervention in provision of water sources e.g Provision of boreholes.
Our project utilized readily available local materials- coconut (Cocus nocifera) husk and costus plant (Costus afer), to purify water for domestic purposes. The fibers of coconut and Costus afer plants were used to purify dirty/impure water obtained from shallow wells from Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The purification process was more efficient when the fibres from the coconut plant were placed between the leaf fibres and the stem fibres of the Costus afer. This was because the coconut fibers removed the chlorophyll from Costus afer leaves. The filtrate has a characteristic colourless nature due to the fibers ability to absorb metals with the hydroxyl group (OH) present in them.