Google honours South African teenager for orange peel experiment

by | Aug 1, 2016 | Climate Change, Food, Green Building | 0 comments

A 16-year old South African has scooped the regional award for Middle East and Africa in the Google Science Fair’s Community Impact Award.

Kiara Nirghin‚ from St Martin’s High School in Johannesburg‚ was one of 16 global finalists who will be traveling to Google HQ for the finals in September.

Nirghin’s invention is a clever way to tackle the drought currently gripping South Africa. She came up with a clever way to keep crops hydrated for longer and cheaper.

Using orange peels and avocado skins, she craeted a material that holds much more water in the soil. This super absorbent polymer then acts as a water reservoir in the earth.

Read full story: The South African

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