Soil-powered fuel cell promises cheap, sustainable water purification

Soil-powered fuel cell promises cheap, sustainable water purification

Soil microbial fuel cells as designed by researchers at the University of Bath. Credit: University of Bath

Engineers at the University of Bath have shown that it’s possible to capture and use energy created by the natural reactions occurring in microorganisms within soil.

A team of chemical and electrical engineers has demonstrated the potential of cheap, simple “soil microbial fuel cells” (SMFCs), buried in the earth to power an electrochemical … [more…]

Novel Water Technology: A New and Advanced Way of Wastewater Treatment

Novel Water Technology: A New and Advanced Way of Wastewater Treatment

A Novel Water Technology was created by Indian-starting point specialists that can clean water twice as quick as financially accessible ultrafiltration layers.

As indicated by a group from the Washington University in St. Louis, more than one of every 10 individuals on the planet need essential drinking water, and by 2025, half of the total populace will live in water-focused on regions.

The group driven by Srikanth Singamaneni, Professor at … [more…]

Why river floodplains are key to preserving nature and biodiversity in western USA

Gravel bed rivers and their floodplains are vital to local ecosystems and their ability to adapt to climate change. sandybrownjensen/flickr, CC BY-SA

Although they may not commonly be viewed as hotspots for biodiversity, gravel-bed river floodplains are by far the most important feature for nature across the landscapes of western North America.

This is because gravel-bed rivers disproportionately create high diversity of habitats, concentrate nutrients for growth, and provide corridors … [more…]