Reclaim from the Drain - The Importance of Water Reuse
News Oct 12, 2016
Water shortages are becoming more frequent due to both naturally changing conditions and human impact. Despite water making up the majority of the Earth’s surface we have access to only 2.5% and with an ever growing population, alternative sources must be sought to meet the demand.
Reclaimed water is a growing source globally and has been proven to be safe and effective in supplying the increasing demand. The World Water Congress and Exhibition, taking place this week in Australia, will focus on sustainable water solutions, including wastewater processing as a key topic.
Bloodstains at Crime Scenes Can Now be Used to Determine Age of SuspectNews
A new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect or victim within just an hour.
This Seed Could Bring Clean Water to MillionsNews
Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professors Bob Tilton and Todd Przybycien recently co-authored a paper with Ph.D. students Brittany Nordmark and Toni Bechtel, and alumnus John Riley, further refining a process that could soon help provide clean water to many in water-scarce regions. The process, created by Tilton’s former student and co-author Stephanie Velegol, uses sand and plant materials readily available in many developing nations to create a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed “f-sand.”READ MORE
Penn Medicine Biochemist Receives Major Award for Research on Epigenetic Protein Modifications via Mass SpecNews
Benjamin A.Garcia, PhD, an expert in quantitative proteomics and Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Biemann Medal by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS). The early-career award recognizes significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry.