Researchers Discover Peanut Husks Can Clean Wastewater


One of the food industry’s largest waste products usually creates a nuisances by clogging drains and becoming useless litter.

Thankfully researchers discovered a new use for peanut husks - it can actually improve water quality! Turkey’s Mersin University researchers found that peanut husks can potentially remove up to 95 percent of dissolved toxic copper ions from wastewater. Quite amazing, since high copper levels can harm both humans and marine ecosystems.


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