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

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 with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in agricultural and biological engineering.

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