Nanostruck Provides Clean Water Via Shrimp Filtration
A group of researchers at the Mississauga tech firm Nanostruck, located at the north end of the city, have found that shrimp, in addition to being a delightful appetizer, are fantastic water filtration devices. The team has pioneered a “molecular sponge” based on the compounds found in the shells of crustaceans such as shrimp and lobster and have used this “sponge” to filter dirty industrial water into a viable water source.
Shrimp shells are the salvation for the UAE’s water sources (article)
The country’s aquaculture sector – artificial farms for shrimp and open-sea fishing – is a critical part of the economy, food security and future progress of the country. Using the waste from shrimp production to develop a much-needed source of pollution removal can turn a waste product into a wealth source.
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