29 Feb '12, 6pm

Miracle Tree Seeds and Sand Produce Inexpensive Clean Water

Miracle Tree Seeds and Sand Produce Inexpensive Clean Water

Lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge problem for many people in the world, and their only recourse is to drink the water at hand, which may be contaminated and dirty. One of the big issues in supplying clean water to those communities is the cost of the technology to do so, but a new method for water purification using just sand and tree seeds could be the answer to inexpensive and sustainable drinking water. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University knew that earlier studies showed that a substance from the seeds of the miracle tree, or Moringa oleifera , was able to clean water, but that the processes used in those studies were either too expensive or not feasible for producing water which could be stored. The team set out to develop a less expensive and simpler way of using the miracle tree's seeds to purify and clean drinking water that would also be m...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/miracle-tree-seeds-...

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