Microplastic-free water

Millions of tons of plastic waste are produced each year, which is detrimental for our planet and the health of all organisms living on it. 
Research is already underway to develop new techniques to convert macroplastics into fuels in an environmentally friendly way.
For removing microplastics, me and the team at Biokatalyse TU Berlin aimed to construct a modular filter which can be applied to potable water production in order to break down microplastics into less harmful compounds which in turn are absorbed by charcoal leaving the polluted water clear from microplastics and chemicals.

This group project won the first prize for the Audience Choice Award at the BIOMOD competition organized by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.