Singapore scientists transform durian husk into antibacterial bandages


A researcher holds a hydrogel sheet made out of durian husk with yeast phenolics in Singapore. - Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are tackling food waste by turning discarded durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages.

The process extracts cellulose powder from the fruit's 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.

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