Water Purification With Fruit? It's Possible!
Posted by Administrator on 3/10/2011
Water filtration systems come
in all shapes and sizes at Iso Pure Water, however, adding to the mix
of ways to purify water are banana peels. Yes, banana peels. (One more
time? Yes. Banana peels!) Banana peels, commonly regarded as only useful
in the Super Mario Kart video game and as a tool to help polish
silverware, is now being utilized and tested as a water purification
system developed by researchers in San Paulo, Brazil.
Water filtration systems currently operating in Brazil and in
neighboring countries, although effective, are very expensive for the
city and for the residents in smaller, remote areas, so researchers are
exploring greener and more cost-effective options. Utilizing banana
peels as a water filters
has proven to be extremely effective as a greener option. Minced banana
peels tested as a water filter were able to remove all contamination
from metals, which can be very toxic to consumers.
The water in Brazil has been noted to be contaminated from farm
runoff and industrial waste such as lead and copper, leaving consumers
very ill or negatively affecting their health. Researchers say using
banana peels, peanuts and even coconuts as a water filtration systems
can greatly improve the water quality for remote areas and for areas
that sit next to mines and/or industrial complexes. Who knew fruit could
not only be good for the body but good for the water, too