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

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

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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Microbots and Their Gift to Our Society

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | May 19th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. Recently, researchers from three nations–Germany, Singapore, and Spain created “microbots” that have the capability to remove heavy metals and other contaminants of the sort from polluted water. The microbots, as experiments have suggested, are extremely efficient in what […]

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Source Water Contaminated? New Interactive EPA Map Will Let You Know

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an online mapping tool—Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters—to provide the public, water system operators, state programs and federal agencies with information about the state of drinking water nationwide.

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Water Roadmap Release in Santa Monica

A county-wide initiative was launched Tuesday in Santa Monica, revealing the latest plan for on-site alternate water supplies. The event saw collaboration between being the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, TreePeople, Heal the Bay, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Water Filtration Using Plant Xylem

This research demonstrates the potential of plant xylem to address the need for pathogen-free drinking water in developing countries and resource-limited settings.

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Source Apportionment and Risk Assessment of Emerging Contaminants: An Approach of Pharmaco-Signature in Water Systems

This paper presents a methodology based on multivariate data analysis for characterizing potential source contributions of emerging contaminants (ECs) detected in 26 river water samples across multi-scape regions during dry and wet seasons.

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Effects of Assimilable Organic Carbon and Free Chlorine on Bacterial Growth in Drinking Water

This study explored the combined effects of Assimilable organic carbon (AOC) and free chlorine on bacterial growth in drinking water using flow cytometry (FCM).

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Contaminant Of The Month: Swimming Pool Water Treatment

Swimming pools, spas and even therapeutic baths are common sources of exposure to contaminants that can cause illness.

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Highly Efficient Heavy Metal Ions Filter

Brazil experienced an unparalleled environmental disaster. When two dams broke at an iron ore mine, a poisonous cocktail of heavy metals was sent pouring into the Rio Doce, reaching the Atlantic some days later. The consequences were devastating for nature and humans alike: countless fish, birds and animals died, and a quarter of a million people were left without drinking water.

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