Study: Corn cob cheap, effective way to clean waterCORN cobs, which usually end up in a bin or compost heap after the kernels are eaten, can be ...

Study: Corn cob cheap, effective way to clean waterCORN cobs, which usually end up in a bin or compost heap after the kernels are eaten, can be ...Study: Corn cob cheap, effective way to clean water
CORN cobs, which usually end up in a bin or compost heap after the kernels are eaten, can be used to clean our water.

In a recent study, Dr Low Wein Fei (pic), Ee-Yern Lee, Fung-Lung Chang and Nur Harniza Abdul Rahman from the INTI International University Faculty of Engineering and Quantity Surveying (FEQS) found that corn cobs have the potential to remove heavy metals from contaminated or polluted water.

Corn cobs have proven to be useful and effective in removing dyes and heavy metals from contaminated water, Low said in a press release, adding that it is cost-effective to use in adsorption procedures due to its crucial role in removing contaminants from water sources.

“Heavy metals such as chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), and lead (Pb) are among the most common wastewater pollutants.