Unpad Chemistry Students Treat Chicken Egg Shell Waste for Biomedical
[unpad.ac.id, 8/7/2019] Three Chemistry students of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Padjadjaran developed a method of composite synthesis of chicken egg shells. They are Geofanny Sarah Hutabarat, Dzikri Tafwadi Qodir, and Hendri Setiawan, with supervisors Dr. Atiek Rostika Noviyanti, M.Sc.
The research is the Exact Research Student Creativity Program (PKM-PE) which received funding from the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education in 2019.
In a release received by the Office of Public Communication of Unpad Hendri explained, the hydrothermal method can be used for synthesis because of the simplicity of procedures and high-quality results.
“The synthesis method generally does not give results above 90%. By utilizing water vapor pressure, this hydrothermal method has succeeded in providing a composite compound that has a very high level of purity, homogeneity and percent yield,” he explained.
The composition of chicken egg shell compounds similar to bones and teeth makes the composite compounds formed can be used as bone grafts and fillings of teeth. Thus, eggshell waste has the opportunity to be developed in the biomedical field.
In maximizing the results of the research, this team will also conduct application tests such as compressive strength and invitro test. The application test to show that the composite compounds that were successfully synthesized were suitable for use as bone grafts and dental fillings. The application test will be conducted in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Padjadjaran. *
Release / art | Translated by dfa