Ossama Mahmoud

Natural chelating agents cleaning our environment

London Islamic School

Heavy metals pollute our environment. These heavy metals usually come from industries. also heavy metals have harmful effects on all living organism using natural chelating agents to clean water. I will measure the heavy metals using an ICP-OES.

Excellence Award – Senior Bronze MedalSponsor: $500
The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award Junior $500
Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medallist – $1000


My name is Ossama Mahmoud, I am in grade 8 and go to the London Islamic School. I really enjoy science and math. I got inspired to do this project because I wanted to find out how clean the water is in London, especially that one of the biggest water polutants are heavy metals. I did some research and found out that I can use certain types of plants to clean water. My favorite sport is Judo, I am a blue belt and enjoy competing at high levels. This is my first year in the Canada wide science fair. In the future I would like to be a physician.