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UF/IFAS researcher finds inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water with biochar

Nov 8th, 2014 by YREA | Comments Off

Published: November 3 2014 Category:Environment, Research GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic. Bin Gao’s team used iron-enhanced carbon cooked from hickory chips, called biochar, to remove the toxin. He is an associate professor [...]

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Sep 22nd, 2014 by YREA | Comments Off

Post Date: 19 September 2014 – Energy and Environment Management Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat flowback water following hydraulic fracturing, [...]

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