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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Smart Beach Buoys Can Detect Bacteria

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 24, 2016 As the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, the word “summer” becomes more and more prevalent, and with the word “summer” comes to the word “beach.” The cool water, the soft sand, and the ocean air hold a certain allure […]

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Bill Gates’ Omniprocessor is the Future of Water Technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and engineering firm, Janicki Bioenergy, are currently at the forefront of the most recent groundbreaking advances in water science by discovering a way to turn feces into clean drinking water (1).

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A complete solution for oil-spill cleanup – Novel solution to oil spill recovery: Using thermodegradable polyolefin oil superabsorbent polymer (Oil–SAP)

Article: American Chemical Society
Novel solution to oil spill recovery:
Using thermodegradable polyolefin oil superabsorbent polymer (Oil–SAP)
Xuepei Yuan and T. C. Mike Chung *
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States
Energy Fuels, 2012, 26 (8), pp 4896–4902DOI: 10.1021/ef300388h / Publication Date (Web): July 9, 2012
Copyright © 2012 American Chemical Society / contact *E-mail: chung@ems.psu.edu.
Abstract

This paper discusses a novel approach that may provide a complete solution to combating oil spills.

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