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Browsing the "green chemistry" Tag

Toxic Metals in Your Water? No Problem, Have a Banana

March 11th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Yes, we all know that thing about getting high from banana peels was a 1960's hoax, but this is the real deal. A team of researchers has found that minced banana peels can clean pollution from river water, such as lead and copper. Not only that, but they can do it more quickly and efficiently than conventional chemical water treatments. Okay, so you'd probably need a ton of bananas to clean up a big site, but the discovery does have some implications for small scale uses, especially where budgets are tight


Pickles Picked for Azo Dye Pollution Solution

September 18th, 2010 | by Tina Casey

Move over, Peter Piper, because a new pickle-picker has picked up on the potential for pickles to provide a solution to the pollution problem posed by azo dyes from industrial wastewater



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