Desert cactus purifies contaminated water for aquaculture, drinking and more (video)

Farm-grown fish are an important source of food with significant and worldwide societal and economic benefits, but the fish that come from these recirculating systems can have unpleasant tastes and odors. To clean contaminated water for farmed fish, drinking and other uses, scientists are now turning to an unlikely source — the mucilage or inner ‘guts’ of cacti. Researchers will be presenting their latest findings at the 251st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. —> Read More

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