Could algal blooms help heavy metal pollution in our water?
What if we could turn the tables and use living organisms to do the heavy lifting of water treatment? One promising tool is itself an ecological disaster: Algal blooms.
Algal blooms occur when there is an excess of nutrients in warm water. These bacteria use up all the oxygen in the water creating a dead-zone that prevents any other life from growing. Turns out it may be possible to harness this die off for something productive. | READ MORE