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Stanford develops an experimental process to rinse heavy metals from toxic soils

June 5, 2019

When poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium escape from factories or mines, they can pollute the nearby…
A simple device could help avoiding arsenic poisoning

March 28, 2019

Arsenic is a metalloid, usually described as a metal. It has many allotropes and is rather useful in…
Scientists use honey from beekeepers to trace heavy metal contamination

March 18, 2019

Scientists from Canada and the United States are using honey from neighborhood beekeepers to test for the presence…
Some planetary systems just aren’t into heavy metal

October 29, 2018

Small planetary systems with multiple planets are not fans of heavy metal — think iron, not Iron Maiden…
Heavy metals control the ‘breath’ of wetlands

October 25, 2018

The wind in the willows might be the sound of the wetlands breathing. Respiring bacteria at the water’s…
New device will help protect vulnerable communities in Colombia from unsafe water

June 19, 2018

The ‘Water Monitoring in Colombian Vulnerable Communities in a Post-Conflict Scenario’ project, financed by the Newton Fund Institutional Links,…
Removing heavy metals from water with MOFs

March 16, 2018

An estimated 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water, a problem expected to worsen…
Millions worth of gold and silver was found in wastewater in Switzerland: worth recovering?

October 12, 2017

Switzerland has a reputation of a rich country. However, this is a little bit much to process even…
Heavy metals in water meet their match

July 27, 2017

Carbon nanotubes immobilized in a tuft of quartz fiber have the power to remove toxic heavy metals from…
Monitoring heavy metals using mussels

September 19, 2014

A research team in Malaysia has concluded that caged mussels are useful for monitoring heavy metal contamination in…
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