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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

12-16 November 2019

Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

University of Houston

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Rafts for Phytoremediation of Surface Water

Rafts for Phytoremediation of Surface Water is an organic tool for treating water pollution.

The project is based on phytoremediation - the use of living, green plants for the removal, containment, or degradation of contaminants in soil and water. Taking cues from constructed wetlands, which use phytoremediation to clean up wastewater discharged from cities and industry, this project uses plants to remediate contaminated surface waters prior to entering the drinking water system. The plants are introduced via rafts that float in surface water in order to remove contaminants through the plants' roots. Unlike the systems currently employed in constructed wetlands, this project was designed with an emphasis on usability and manufacturing, making it a widely applicable solution to water pollution in many environments.

University of Houston

WEBSITE

www.uh.edu
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Rafts for Phytoremediation of Surface Water

Rafts for Phytoremediation of Surface Water is an organic tool for treating water pollution.

The project is based on phytoremediation - the use of living, green plants for the removal, containment, or degradation of contaminants in soil and water. Taking cues from constructed wetlands, which use phytoremediation to clean up wastewater discharged from cities and industry, this project uses plants to remediate contaminated surface waters prior to entering the drinking water system. The plants are introduced via rafts that float in surface water in order to remove contaminants through the plants' roots. Unlike the systems currently employed in constructed wetlands, this project was designed with an emphasis on usability and manufacturing, making it a widely applicable solution to water pollution in many environments.

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