Contamination Detection Method Could Better Determine Sources of Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 18, 2016 Water contamination treatment and alleviating the detrimental effects of water contamination are two of the most pressing issues the United States currently faces. Mitigating the effect we have on water–-and the effects water has on us–-is essential to improvements in our communities. […]

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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. Heavy metal toxic contaminants like lead and mercury can be detected and removed by tiny, glowing crystals by Berkeley Lawrence Lab, which is an emerging powerful tool for spotting and cleaning the contaminants from the water. […]

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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, gypsum, to combat water pollution from fertilizer runoff. As scientists point out, the calcium in the material binds with phosphate creating a compound that resists […]

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Rainfall Runoff is Being Combated 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 old solution in order to combat the rainfall runoff pollution. They intend to replace certain areas around the city, mainly near the pavement, 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 a robot that can seemingly eat through the algae problem that plagues many of the world’s water. This autonomous robot takes in algae with […]

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Chemical Can Alleviate Salt Stress Caused by Fracking

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 19, 2016 A recent study identified Ferric hexacyanoferrate, or Prussian blue, as a possible solution to brine spills caused by fracking. Fracking as an energy source The global need for energy sources is clear. However, there has been much disagreement over the energy sources […]

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New Detection Method for Human-Made Chemicals

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 21, 2016 Many Americans generally envision water pollutants as toxic sludge seeping from industrial wastelands, but that is simply not the entire truth. While industrial runoff contributes to the pollution of lake and river ecosystems, much of water pollution lies in aspects we wouldn’t […]

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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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