News Feature | February 23, 2023

Algae Could Be The Solution To Abandoned Mine Wastewater Problems

Source: KLa Systems

A group of enterprising researchers have come up with a way to turn one of the world’s biggest wastewater issues into a new positive for environmental health.

“A scientific research project is using algae to extract biofuel and precious metals from toxic water in abandoned mines, while simultaneously restoring the ecological health of the area,” Positive.News reported. “Algae is cultivated within the water to remove harmful elements, such as arsenic and cadmium — some of which can be recycled back into the electronics industry — with the remaining waste transformed into biofuel and fertilizer.”

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