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EPA Grant Number: SU834713
Title: Use of Bone Char for the Removal of Arsenic and Uranium from Groundwater at the Pine Ridge Reservation

A team of students from the University of Illinois will develop an inexpensive, easy-to-use, technology based on bone char to remove arsenic and uranium from the groundwater used by the residents at the Pine Ridge Reservation. A USGS report indicates significant levels of arsenic and uranium are in groundwater at the reservation. A variety of methods are available to remove these metals from drinking water, but most are relatively expensive, require an expert to maintain, and/or don't make use of indigenous materials. To overcome these shortcomings the team will test bone char, an absorbent biomaterial, as a novel and sustainable approach

Challenge Area(s): Materials and Chemicals, Water

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