Waste seashells can solve waste water problem

Posted in: Waste water collection and treatment

Today the University has announced the results of a new research paper by Dr Darrell Patterson that find you can use waste seashells to clean waste water.

Daryl-Patterson-mussel-shells2The thousands of tonnes of waste seashells created by the edible seafood sector could now be put to use by our Department of Chemical Engineering in a new waste water cleaning project.

In the research, waste mussel shells were used to create a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way of ‘polishing’ waste water. This knowledge could now be used to remove unwanted substances like hormones, pharmaceuticals or fertilisers from the water system.

You can read the full University of Bath news item on this research here, or access the research paper here.

Posted in: Waste water collection and treatment


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