Dr Dyllon Randall, an alumnus of UCT's Department of Chemical Engineering, won third place at the Falling Walls Lab competition on 8 November, which attracted 100 participants from 34 countries.
Randall's presentation of a profit-making opportunity for wastewater treatment was titled Breaking the wall of wastewater using Eutectic Freeze Crystallization. This technology allows valuable resources to be recovered from wastewater, thus also reducing the environmental impact of the 'waste'.
"Participating in the Falling Walls Lab competition was an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded people who also want to make a difference when it comes to some of the most pressing issues facing society," said Randall.
Randall earned a PhD from UCT in 2010 and now works for Aurecon, a global consulting company.
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