TITLE

Algae help to clean up contaminated water

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, Gabrielle
PUB. DATE
May 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/25/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1770, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details the work of Dennis Darnall and his colleagues at New Mexico State University in the discovery of a new use for algae in the cleanup of hazardous waste. The development of `AlgaSORB,' an algae-based material for extracting heavy metal ions from contaminated water; Description of the process at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta last month; The present technique for removing these ions; More.
ACCESSION #
9106174647

 

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