Article courtesy of Staff of Zack Briggs | February 2nd, 2017 | News 4 Tucson | Shared as educational material.
A high school senior in Arizona has developed a process to filter lead out of the water by using algae. Amanda Minke calls the system the Wet Algae Mechanical Filter (WAMF). For developing WAMF, she placed in the top 300 out of 1,800 in a science talent search. “With my system, I wanted to build it for the people with the most parameters. They have no access to electricity, they have no clean water, so unless I can get this out to people to talk to people and to do other things like that I can’t actually — you know, the project is kind of worthless so it’s very important to get it out into the world and into the hands of people,” Amanda Minke, creator of the technology says. Read more about it here.