"How can we remove pollutants from water by electrochemistry?"
In collaboration with the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and North Country Children's Museum, Dr. Yang developed a series of K-12 level courses to introduce the principles of redox reactions, electrochemistry, and water treatment. A lab-scale electrochemical water treatment device was also installed at the Beacon Institute to provide hands-on experience to students. Only table salts and food dye were used.
We also built fruit batteries to visualize the flow of electrons (i.e. current) and explain the concepts of voltage, power, and resistance.
Check out below teaching materials.
This outreach activity is supported by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).