Winning researchers find unique ways to recycle wastewater and increase crop pollination

Elsevier, 3rd June 2019
Domiziana Francescon

A cost-effective wastewater solution in Jordan and a plan to enhance butterfly pollination of crops: those were the winning projects in the Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

Dr. Ramia Albakain of Jordan was awarded a first prize of €50,000 to for her “New green technique to remove toxic metal from wastewater” project, while the second prize of €25,000 went to Dr. Ankur Patwardhan of India for his proposal “Butterfly attractant for pollination and ecosystem health.”