Study in Calgary, Canada Hopes to Improve Future Waste Water Treatment by @globalsiteplans

Study in Calgary, Canada Hopes to Improve Future Waste Water Treatment by @globalsiteplans

Lee Jackson , a professor in the University of Calgary ’s department of biological sciences, is currently doing a project with his students concerning the treatment of waste water. The study aims to eliminate the hormones and chemical products contained in drinking water, which can cause certain health problems, like cancer, to develop. “The water that we drink comes from someone else’s waste water,” explains Professor Jackson. In order to evaluate the quality of the water coming from the water treatment plant of Calgary , the team of researchers will conduct their tests in canals that recreate the ecosystem of the Bow River , the metropolis’ source of drinking water. Next spring, fish will be introduced into the canals, as well as different medications. This is in order to see the effect of chemical products on the fish’s genetic code. “Genes that are activated or deactiv...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1019381

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