Monday, June 30, 2014

Can biomass char remove toxic synthetic chemicals from drinking water?

Earlier this morning, Aqueous Solutions launched a science crowd-funding campaign through!

We're raising money to purchase laboratory supplies, reagents, etc., for a series of micro-column tests in the lab that will determine the capacity of locally generated biochar for removal of toxic pesticides and pharmaceutical residues from drinking water sources.

Check out our project website, and please consider supporting this work - thanks!

Biochar made from longan wood, by traditional village char production methods in northern Thailand. The micro-porous nature of biomass chars provides tremendous internal surface area, and makes for effective contaminant adsorption.

1 comment:

  1. I built one of Josh's pyrolyzers and it worked beautifully! My slight modifications were to allow a one-person operation, and I got a fine batch of good biochar!