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UK and Canadian researchers filter municipal wastewater through willow trees

UK and Canadian researchers filter municipal wastewater through willow trees

September 14, 2021 |

In the UK, infiltration by willow trees could be the answer to a growing waste problem, producing clean water, renewable biofuels and ‘green’ chemicals. In Canada, Canada, six trillion liters of municipal wastewater are partially treated and released into the environment each year, while another 150 billion liters of untreated sewage are discharged straight into […]

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Canadian-British researchers find willow trees can clean municipal wastewater

Canadian-British researchers find willow trees can clean municipal wastewater

June 23, 2021 |

In Canada, researchers have found a way to stem the flow of municipal wastewater: by filtering the waste through the roots of willow trees. Experimenting with a plantation in Quebec, the scientists estimate that over 30 million liters of primary wastewater per hectare can be treated using ‘bio-refinery’ annually. Their results were published June 14 […]

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