Green water-purification system works without heavy metals or corrosive chemicals

Green water-purification system works without heavy metals or corrosive chemicals

This photo shows a concentrator where samples were placed. Credit: Dan Wang

Scientists at the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Yangzhou University (YZU) in Jiangsu have developed an effective and energy-efficient technique for purifying water by using graphitic carbon nitride sheets.

Their prototype, presented February 7 in the journal Chem, purified pathogen-rich water in 30 min, killing over 99.9999% of … [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…]

Water, not temperature, limits global forest growth as climate warms

Graphic: 'heat map' showing stressorss

Chart: The growth of forest trees in temperate and boreal regions became more limited by water rather than temperature as the 20th century warmed. The more orange-red the area on the map, the more tree growth in that region became limited by water availability. The bluer the area, the less water-limited the trees became. Credit: Flurin Babst, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zurich

The growth of forest trees all over … [more…]

Toxic legacy: Wash U researchers look for ways to keep lead out of drinking water

Toxic legacy: Wash U researchers look for ways to keep lead out of drinking water

Washington University graduate student Anushka Mishrra tests water samples for chlorine on Nov. 21, 2018, as part of a lead-corrosion study. SHAHLA FARZAN | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

Dan Giammar collects something most people want to get rid of: lead pipes.

“This is just a great piece of lead pipe,” said Giammar, turning the smooth cylinder in his hands.

The Washington University professor of environmental engineering is testing ways to … [more…]

Wyoming billionaire pledges to protect 30% of the planet by 2030

photo: Wyoming billionaire pledges to protect 30% of the planet by 2030

Hansjörg Wyss leads a conservation effort of epic proportions.

If you follow global conservation and don’t already know the name Hansjörg Wyss, there’s a good chance you soon will.

Born in Bern, Switzerland, the 83-year-old entrepreneur and businessman first made his fortune in the Belgian steel industry before establishing the U.S. division of Synthes, a multinational medical device manufacturer best known for producing internal screws and plates used to help … [more…]