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Making a better nitrate test kit

The dull black plastic of the device on Joshua Pearce's desk belies its usefulness. Pearce picks up the box, which has a switch on the side and a small opening on top. A handful of vials sit in a bag nearby, and each would ...

dateAug 06, 2015 in Engineering
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The pink noise of water quality

Lakes and streams are an essential supply of freshwater. Monitoring their water quality relies on measuring their chemistry. Researchers from ETH Zürich and the British research institute CEH have discovered that dozens ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Environment
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Electric bugs used to detect water pollution

( —Scientists from our Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a low-cost device that could be used in developing countries to monitor the quality of drinking water in real time without costly lab equipment.

dateAug 11, 2014 in Engineering
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NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring

NASA scientists improved watershed pollution monitoring models by incorporating satellite and ground-based observations of precipitation. The NASA data replaces weather station observations, and will allow states to monitor ...

dateJul 26, 2010 in Environment
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