Hwa Chong Team Awarded For Innovative Research17 Sep 2019
China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) 2019
In July 2019, one Hwa Chong student team participated in the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) held in Macao, China.
Although pitted against teams from 52 countries including Germany, USA, France, Thailand, Japan, the group has done Singapore and the school proud by clinching the Gold award and a Special award, the “高士其科普奖”.
The team comprises
Feng Chong Hui, 19S7B
Jason Now, 19S7B
Wang Rui Jie, 19S7J
Project title: Bone Char Composite Beads as a low-cost and Eco-friendly Alternative for Water Purification
Mentor: Mrs Sow-Peh Yoke Keow (Lead Teacher/Chemistry and Research)
Brief synopsis: This group created low-cost and reusable beads from chicken bones and sodium alginate which could purify water by removing fluoride and metal ions from water. The beads are potential alternatives to the costly activated carbon used currently.
The group would like to thank their mentor, Mrs Sow and teacher chaperons, Mrs Lim-Chen Xintian (Lecturer/Chemistry) and Mrs Phee-Tan Pei Ling (Senior Consultant/SMTP), SRC lab staff, Mdm Xia for their guidance and support, and the school for the opportunity.
Photo 1: Jason Niow (19S7B), Feng Chong Hui (19S7B) and Wang Rui Jie (19S7J)
Photo 2: Feng Chong Hui (19S7B), Wang Rui Jie (19S7J) and Jason Niow (19S7B)
Photo 3: Feng Chong Hui (19S7B), Wang Rui Jie (19S7J) and Jason Niow (19S7B)
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