2018 | Australia | Minh Nga Nguyen

Recycling waste into biochar: A novel, sustainable model of wastewater filtration and crop fertilization for the agricultural industry

Water issue adressed: Too dirty

This project focused on waste treating waste, developing a novel cycle where plant wastes become biochar water filters.

This is how I came up with the idea for this project:

Upon visiting the countryside in my home country of Vietnam, I was shocked to witness the severity of the agricultural industry’s air and water pollution, due to the poor management of plant and animal waste-products. From this stemmed my idea of multi-purpose biochar filters, that involve essentially waste treating waste.