Srishti Asthana, daughter of Punjab IGP S.K. Asthana, named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013. She is a XI standard student from Millenium School, Mohali in Punjab. She made it to the final level of the Google Science Fair, 2013. Her project on a Green way to degrade detergents in waste water beat out more than 1000 competitors in the 15 to 16 years age group from 120 countries. Her topic is Solar Light Assisted nanoZnO Photo Catalytic Mineralization- The Green Technique for the Degradation of Detergents.
Describe your field of excellence
My field of excellence is science. According to me, the beauty of this vast field lies in the fact that it never defies logic.
Who was the first to recognize your talent in Science?
I think the first person to recognize my interest in science was my father. When I was young he would explain to me the various natural phenomena happening around us. Later on, I realized that these were the basic concepts of science.
Tell us about your Project - ‘Solar Light Assisted nanoZnO Photo Catalytic Mineralisation – a Green Technique for the Degradation of Detergents’?
My project ¨Solar Light Assisted NanoZnO Photocatalytic Mineralization - A Green Technique for the Degradation of Detergents¨ deals with treating detergent contaminated water through a green method. It involves no pollution, less costs, less exposure for workers and less equipment.