Refilled Pesticide Residue Filter

The use of pesticides on agricultural land (Paddy and vegetable fields) can cause pesticide residues in crops, soil, and water to remained. The residues also found in the inlet and outlet of the water. 

The residues in the outlet channel will then enter the river and would be dangerous to aquatic biota and human health. The filter is an activated charcoal made from agricultural waste such as rice husk, coconut shell, corn cob, and empty fruit bunch of oil palm. 

It is wrapped with plastic and the cylinder where the charcoal is placed is made from wire netting, so the tool is very portable. This filter can capture the type of organochlorine insecticide residues, organophosphate, and carbamate in waterways.

The technology is very potential to be developed by agricultural and environment industries to overcome contaminated agricultural lands.