This study looked at potential bio-waste adsorbents to decrease the phosphate run-off into natural waterways from agricultural fertilisers and animal manures.
Identifying eggshell waste as an effective adsorbent for phosphate, a mathematical model and website were developed for farmers to calculate cost savings and application rates of eggshell on their soils. This free and accessible tool will be available to help farmers counteract their environmental footprint.
Growing up on a property exposed me to the unique balance within ecosystems and the absolute power of nature and its forces. I observed eutrophication and water pollution first-hand which lead me to search for simple solutions to this problem.