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Andhra student’s project to convert waste into eco-friendly products to get President’s Award

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VIJAYAWADA: The idea of ​​a first year intermediate student to convert waste like chicken feathers and fish scales into eco-friendly products has received national recognition. Matla Yashasvi from Krishna district will soon receive the Inspire Award from President Ram Nath Kovind for her innovative project. His project has also been nominated for international competitions.

A total of 581 projects from across the country were selected for the award. However, due to the pandemic, the selections were held virtually between October 4 and 8. Explaining the details of his project ‘Secrets of Scally Plumage’, Yashasvi reveals The New Naveen Bharat That the project was prepared when she was studying class 10. The disposal of fins and fish scales into the environment causes land pollution, water pollution and air pollution.

“Feathers contain up to 90 percent keratin and scales consist of collagen, calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite. Thus, we can develop lightweight buildings, which have more strength but less weight than normal building materials,” she said.

When these fans are placed in the shape of a disc over factory chimneys they can help reduce pollution. In addition, chicken feathers, fish scales, water and glycerin combine to form bioplastics. It is easily absorbed into the soil and can also be used as a fertilizer.

“Fish gel is made by heating fish scales with water. It doesn’t rust when applied to iron rods. Fish scales are useful in cartilage treatment for knee pain. It contains a substance called collagen that is used for pain.” This gel can be used in combination with paints to prevent the walls from getting wet and flaky,” Yashasvi said. He examined the samples at Anur laboratories in Gannavaram.

He thanked his guide and science teacher Hemant Kumar and principal Rambharti for their support. Yashasvi said, “My parents Sri Lakshmi and Devaramaraju inspired me to do research since childhood.”

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