17 Apr '18, 11am

Miracle moss removes arsenic from drinking water

Miracle moss removes arsenic from drinking water

The aquatic moss clears 80 percent of arsenic from a container of water in less than an hour. While it's not the responsibility of plants to clean up the mess we humans seem to make of the planet, it is certainly kind of them to show us how it's done. The latest plant to offer an assist in environmental clean-up looks to be Warnstofia fluitans , otherwise known as floating hook moss. That the moss was found capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water was discovered by researchers from Stockholm University. They concluded that in just one hour of filtering, arsenic levels were so low that the water was safe for drinking. "Our experiments show that the moss has a very high capacity to remove arsenic. It takes no more than an hour to remove 80 per cent of the arsenic from a container of water. By then, the water has reached such a low level of arsenic that it is no lo...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/miracle-moss-remov...

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