Cactus Guts Could Rid Drinking Water of Toxins

Cactus Guts Could Rid Drinking Water of Toxins

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Sometimes it pays to bring an ancestor’s most primitive knowledge to even the most complicated of tasks. Chemical engineer and University of South Florida researcher Norma Alcantar’s grandmother used prickly pear cactus to remove sediment from river water she’d collected for drinking when growing up in early-1900s rural Mexico. Now a team of chemical engineers led…

 

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