Bioreactors May Become More Efficient in the Coming Future

Article courtesy of Anthony Watt | January 6th, 2017 | Dispatch-Argus | Shared as educational material. A bioreactor, a pit with untreated and unpreserved wood chips, reduces agricultural nitrates in the water. Human activity like agriculture can cause an overdose, known as nutrient pollution, of substances including nitrates which cause algae populations to increase. People […]

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This Solution May be Able to Create More Clean Water

Article courtesy of Jennifer Huber | December 6th, 2016 | Scope Blog: Stanford University | Shared as educational material. The recent crises in Flint, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey demonstrate that water supply contamination is a problem in the United States, not just in developing nations. It’s tough to remediate water supplies because of the […]

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Glowing Crystals may be the Solution to Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Glenn Roberts Jr. | November 29th, 2016 | Berkeley Research Lab | Shared as educational material. Tiny, glowing crystals created by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab can detect and remove heavy metal toxic contaminants like lead and mercury. These crystals are an emerging, powerful tool for spotting and cleaning the contaminants from the […]

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Gypsum Power Plant Waste May be Useful in Combating Runoff

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | November 25th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. New studies are looking to use the waste product of coal-fired power plants, called gypsum, to combat water pollution from fertilizer runoff. As scientists point out, the calcium in the material binds with phosphate creating a compound that […]

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Rainfall Runoff is Being Combatted in Seattle with New Solution

Article courtesy of Samantha Larson | October 11th, 2016 | Crosscut.com | Shared as educational material. Seattle is trying out a new but old solution in order to combat pollution from rainfall runoff. They intend to replace pavement in a certain area in the city with things like grass and soil. Unlike pavement, soil and […]

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Autonomous Robot Has Now Been Developed to Combat Algae Pollution

Article courtesy of Sophia DG | November 4th, 2016 | Nature World News | Shared as educational material. Research experts from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have developed an autonomous robot that can seemingly eat through the algae problem that plagues many of the world’s waters. This autonomous robot takes in algae […]

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PhyloChip Developed in Order to Collect Data on Contaminants

Article Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | October 4th, 2016 | Science Daily | Published as Educational Material A good number of water tests are done with outdated technology, some that have not been replaced in the last few decades. As such, researchers at Berkeley developed the PhyloChip aimed at detecting and recognizing types […]

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Midwest Drainage Networks May Need Some Innovation

Article courtesy of Laura Christianson | July 5th, 2016 | The Conversation | Shared as educational material Under Midwest farms, there are things known as tile drainage networks that channel excess water to rivers, lakes, and other water sources. These drainage systems are essential to farming as they help keep lands from being too water-logged. […]

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Sheet of Paper May Be the New Solution to Water Pollution

Article courtesy of Staff of Staff of Pollution Solutions | June 7th, 2016 | Pollution Solutions | Shared as educational material. Scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden have found a way to filter viruses out of drinking water in a simple and effective way. The team has managed to create a sheet of paper that […]

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Oysters Can Act as a Water Filtering Mechanism in Estuaries Where They Live

Article courtesy of Staff of Ed Killer | April 7th, 2016 | TCPalm | Shared as educational material. Oysters now have a part time job. Oysters seem to be able to clean the water in estuaries that they live in. In fact, a mature oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Volunteers have […]

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Tropical Plants May be the Solution for Some Water Issues

Article courtesy of Staff of Pollution Solutions | July 6th, 2016 | Pollution Solutions | Shared as educational material. The increased use of certain fertilisers has led to a growing amount of heavy metals in soil, such as aluminium, arsenic, copper and zinc (among others). This metal presence can lead to water pollution, which in […]

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Nanobots Present a New Way to Fight Water Pollution, Removing up to 95% of Lead in Water

Article courtesy of David Nield | April 12th, 2016 | Science Alert | Shared as educational material New graphene based nanobotes may be an effective solution for marine pollution which is getting worse over the last few decades. Contaminants such as plastics and heavy metals present an obstacle to both marine life and the humans […]

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