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Scientists Identify A Moss That Removes Lead From Water

24-01-2018 10:30 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream

Scientists Identify A Moss That Removes Lead From Water | My Indian Dream

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A clean alternative to decontaminate polluted water

Lead-contaminated water is a serious threat to the environment if left untreated. Now, scientists have identified a type of moss that can efficiently absorb a large amount of lead. While the typical way to remove lead or other heavy metals from water requires fossil fuels and a tremendous amount of energy, this moss will prove to be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water and soil.

This moss can be included in the phytoremediation process which is a method that uses photosynthesizing organisms to clean up soil or water contamination.

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