Medicine & TechnologyScientists at Northeastern University have turned cow manure into a filter that separates salt in seawater to make it into drinking water. They hope this technology can address the global water scarcity.
In 2014, a three-day water crisis hit Ohio, after high microcystin levels were discovered in Lake Erie. Researchers from the University of Toledo have now developed a biofilter that can breakdown microcystin and, in turn, received a grant from the NOAA to expand the research to a global scale.
A new study reinforces previous works correlating the presence of natural lithium in public drinking water toward lower suicide rates. The research appeared in the British Journal of Psychiatry dated Monday, July 27.
Drinking from contaminated water sources is a big problem across counties around the world. A group of Chinese researchers has now come up with a new system to purify drinking water using solar power and specific bacteria.
A study reveals that around 110 million Americans are exposed to PFAS chemicals, which could be found in drinking water and can cause premature menopause in women. These chemicals are also known as "forever" chemicals since they do not break down in the body and accumulate over some time. In turn, this could cause negative effects on one's health.
A new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions has now been developed by researchers. The system will alleviate water shortages in arid regions and reduce concerns surrounding high salinity brine disposal, such as hydraulic fracturing waste
A bill is in the works to possibly figure out health effects and health risks of water contaminants found in drinking water. It is now being researched whether newly found contaminants should be regulated or not.