Discoveries & Innovation
Researchers the Imperial College London have discovered a new way to eliminate arsenic from drinking water sources. Using a new “smart material” with a zinc base, it is possible to remove arsenic from groundwater sources through adsorption. Read more about this finding here.
The Groundwater Research of Ohio has taken the mantle into studying the groundwater and nearby drinking water sources of fracking sites not only in their state but throughout the country. Their findings and research over time can influence and inform the scientific communities in the U.K. and beyond. For more on what the GRO is […]
While smoking is an unhealthy, detrimental habit, drinking water contaminated with arsenic is outright deadly. So who would have thought that discarded cigarette ashes could remove 96% of arsenic in water? That’s even lower than the standard set by the World Health Organization! Read the link here to find out more about this odd discovery
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Here’s a typical question we get: Hi The new water filter arrived and is safely installed , thank you . How do I dispose of the old one , does it go in to plastics recycling ? Best wishes Susan Good question Susan: There are 2 main types of filter we’ll cover here: Inline filters […]
While there are several articles about the global water crisis, we are not without hope. Brilliant people are coming up with unconventional theories, ideas, and inventions that can help us live through it and even end it.
Technology funded by the Dutch government’s Global Sustainable Biomass Fund and Hivos allows wastewater to be cleansed using animal manure contained in a bio-digester. While the solid waste is obviously filtered, the dung’s bacteria feeds on the contaminants within the wastewater. This method has shown to reduce levels of contamination by 81%. For a full […]
Scientists at Duke University have discovered a new way to trace coal ash contamination in water and distinguish it from other contaminants. The tracers are based on isotropic and geochemical signatures of the boron and strontium that are typically found in coal ash. For more on this finding, click here:: Identifying coal ash contamination in […]
New technology and innovations are being developed for everything from the way we cook our food to the way we harness energy. One of the latest gadgets available is really fascinating – a bottle that allows you to collect water from the air, just by riding a bike.
While there have been solar-powered water cleansing techniques for centuries, there hasn’t been a low-cost, high-volume mechanism available to the public until now. The $650 Desolenator doesn’t seem cheap at first, but with a 20-year lifespan and the ability to produce 15 liters of water per day with no moving parts, filters, or consumables, it […]