Singapore scientists turn discarded durian husks into antibacterial bandages – Asia – South China Morning Post

Singapore scientists turn discarded durian husks into antibacterial bandages – Asia – South China Morning Post

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Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are tackling food waste by turning discarded durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages.The process extracts cellulose powder from the husks after they are sliced and freeze-dried, then mixes it with glycerol. This mixture becomes soft hydrogel, which is then cut into bandage strips.“In Singapore, we consume about 12 million durians a year, so besides the flesh, we can’t do much about the husk and the seeds and this cause…Read More

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