Clean Phosphates

Extracting Kaolin from Phosphate Waste

Clean Phosphates
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Completion Date: Wed 03 May 2017

Project Overview:

Located in North Africa, Tunisia is one of the world's biggest producers of Phosphates. Unfortunately, there is no waste management policy in the country. Phosphates waste are abandoned in the southern part of the country harming the local population's health and causing a huge number of environmental problems. Our project aims to solve this problem by recycling phosphates waste. In fact, we have led a scientific research proving that phosphates waste contain a material called Kaolin. Kaolin is used in different industries from porcelain to papers to painting. To sum up, our project aims to extract Kaolin from phosphates waste

the project leader

My name is Seifallah Mejri (Seif), and I am from Tunisia. I am a Fulbright scholar and graduate student at the University of Bridgeport. I am pursuing a masters degree in Technology Management. I am really passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. I have started working on my project back in 2012 and I will keep the hard work until I accomplish it.

How will your contributions help?

All of your contributions will help us create the minimum viable product. It is a complex process that needs specific equipment. The money will be used to purchase some of the raw material (phosphates waste) and to validate the Kaolin extraction process that we came up with.

Thank you !

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and to learn about my project. Your help and support are most appreciated. Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information