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Fionn Ferreira

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For emerging as a finalist in the prestigious Young Inventors Prize for his invention to remove microplastics from water

A young Cork scientist backed by Hollywood legend Robert Downey Jr is a finalist for one of Europe's most prestigious awards after inventing a way to remove tiny plastic particles from water. Fionn Ferreira, a 22-year-old Irish chemist from Ballydehob, is one of three finalists for the second edition of the Young Inventors Prize, awarded by the European Patent Office (EPO). Mr Ferreira's invention uses ferrofluid, a magnetic liquid mixture, which binds to microplastic particles, separating them from water and allowing for their removal using magnets. His latest prototype, supported by Robert Downey Jr's climate and tech investment Footprint Coalition, removes over 85% of microplastics in a single pass and can be used safely in drinking water, according to the EPO.

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  • Videlis Eddie

    39 w

    Congratulations 👏

    • George Kariuki

      50 w


      • Joyce Waturu

        50 w

        Well done Fionn.

        • We Don't Have Time

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          • Harrison wambui

            50 w


            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

              50 w

              congratulations are in order

              • Lucinda Ramsay

                50 w

                Maith an buchaill 🇮🇪 !!

                • Sarah Chabane

                  50 w


                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    50 w

                    Congratulations 🎊 🎊

                    • Joseph Githinji

                      50 w

                      Congratulations are in order, this should be adopted in a large scale project.

                      • walter lungayi

                        50 w

                        Congratulations 👏👏

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