Irish Teenager Wins Google Science Award for Removing Microplastics From Oceans – EcoWatch

Irish Teenager Wins Google Science Award for Removing Microplastics From Oceans – EcoWatch

Ferreira’s project used a novel, but effective methodology for removing ocean plastics. He used magnets to attract microplastics from water. The project found that a magnetic liquid called ferrofluid attracted the tiny plastic particles and removed them from the water. After nearly a thousand tests, his device successfully removed about 88 percent of the microplastics from water samples, according to The Irish Times.

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