Crop residue a pollution solution?

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

USDA-ARS researchers have discovered that soybean hulls — as well as leftover stalks and stems from corn and sugar cane plants — make an ideal foundation for a potent filtering agent that can adsorb harmful levels of lead, chromium, copper and cadmium from contaminated waters. A two-step process converts the cheap and abundant crop residues into a powerful magnet that removes both positively and negatively charged particles of heavy metals in water for less cost than current technology.

For more, go to: http://www.dairyherd.com/directories.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=5563



Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


Farmall® 100A Series

From field to feedlot, you need a tractor that can multi-task as well as you do. Case IH Farmall™ 100A ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

)
Feedback Form
Leads to Insight