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Antioxirice crop spray selected as Dutch entry for Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2017

Posted on 14 June 2017

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A crop spray that can be used after a flood, won the Knappe Waterhoofden 2017 contest for Dutch students on innovative water solutions. The spray, called Antioxirice, can be used by farmers to minimize their crop loss.

The winners of the contest are Niels Bouman, Alinda Dersjant and Margot Knapen of the Atrium college in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

The challenge took place on 9 June. The winning team will represent the Netherlands at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize in August.

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Winning team with Niels Bouman, Alinda Dersjant and Margot Knapen of the Atrium college.

Residual copper product
The students developed the Antioxirice spray as part of their school assignment. The spray is a residual product from the copper industry.

An additional advantage is that an antioxidant is used in the spray which has a positive effect on public health.

Final in Stockholm
The team will go to Stockholm as the Dutch representatives for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2017.

This international student contest will take place during the World Water Week in Stockholm from 27 August till 1 September. The Junior Water Prize is annually handed out by Swedish crown-princess Victoria.

About Knappe Waterhoofden
Knappe Waterhoofden is a Dutch national contest for secondary education students with innovative ideas for solving water issues.

The winning team represents The Netherlands each year at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize during the Stockholm World Water Week

This news item was originally published on the website of Water ontmoet Water (in Dutch only).


Read also on this website
Blue battery wins Dutch Stockholm junior water prize 2015, 15 June 2015
Cadmium sensor selected as Dutch entry for Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2014, 16 June 2014
Student's idea Green Cities chosen as Dutch entry for Stockholm Junior Water Prize, 16 June 2013


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