My name is Lívia, I’m from Brazil.
I’m 17 and just finished high school. I’m waiting to start college and I want to be a doctor. I like researching and I think that I will work on it in the future.
Last year I developed nano particles that are able to depollute water infected with heavy metals and dyes.
I really love to talk and meet new people.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
currently guarantee access to water and its good state of preservationFrom where comes your interest in water?
School Tasks and everyday lifeThis is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
raise awareness and educate people about caring for the environment
The environmental instability caused by increasing presence of metallic ions and dyes in the water has been increasing in the last decades, as the number of researches looking for methods of liquid effluents depollution. One of these methods is the adsorption. The group synthesized the magnetite (Fe3O4) as a form of low cost and high efficiency adsorber material, together with active carbon and polyurethane. It was aimed at the removal of dyes, cobalt ions (Co2+) and cadmium ions (Cd2+) from effluents. To prove its efficiency, an experimental methodology was used to simulate the aquatic environment where the synthesized materials would act. Additionally, it was tried to recover the material used in order to reduce the environmental impacts of the research.