Ashesi And KNUST Students Invent Biosensor That Can Detect Gold In Mining Areas

Ashesi And KNUST Students Invent Biosensor That Can Detect Gold In Mining Areas

  • Students from Ashesi University and KNUST have impressed many people with their new invention aimed at helping the mining sector
  • The students have made a biosensor that can detect gold in the soil and would be useful for small-scale miners
  • Social media users have commended the students for being innovative and playing a part in solving matters of national concern

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A group of students from the Ashesi University and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have proven to be problem solvers following an announcement of their new invention.

The ten innovative students have designed a biosensor that is capable of detecting gold in the soil.

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Students from Ashesi and KNUST collaborate to design a biosensor to detect gold in soil Photo credit:
Source: UGC

A post sighted by on the Facebook page of Ashesi University revealed that the new invention would revolutionize small-scale mining in the country as it would support small-scale miners and reduce the use of other toxic prospecting processes like land degradation.

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The brilliant students from Ashesi University are Michael Boateng, Trish Maduche, Rosemond Tawiah, Edith Boakye, Vera Bordah, Gideon Bonsu, Elijah Boateng and Leeroy Magora

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The two KNUST students who joined to make the new invention a success include Sandra Acquah and Betty Essien.

Ghanaians praise the students for the new innovation

Social media users who saw the post praised the students for coming up with such innovation at this critical point when the country is battling with illegal mining.

Lloyd Amoah replied:

Great that Ashesi is collaborating with the older, more experienced universities in Ghana. These universities attract some of the best brains in Ghana and have some of the leading academics in their fields in the world. There is a rich intellectual ecosystem that is worth tapping.

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Father Chris asked:

Bioengineering!!! Is it eco friendly gold detection method or genetic engineering?

Shedrach Gyeni Akesse added:

That must be innovative. I hope it gets scaled up and accepted in the industry. Currently, mercury is mostly used.

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