Water Saver: The Hydroponics Experiment at Emory University

A WaterHub process at an Atlanta university is dramatically reducing city water use on campus and serving as a research center for students and staff.
Water Saver: The Hydroponics Experiment at Emory University
Plants in the hydroponic reactor sit on racks with their roots extending into the wastewater, forming a substrate for organisms that consume waste. The reactors also contain a synthetic root system to increase the bacteria population.

Researching water treatment and supply is nothing new in the classrooms at Emory University. While some research is involved in the university’s latest endeavor, its main goal is to reduce the use of potable water on campus by reclaiming wastewater through ecological treatment...

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