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Air/Water Purification

Issue: 1992 Category: Environment and Resource Management Category Icon - Energy and Environment
Page: 88-89 Center: Stennis Space Center
State: MS Manufacturer: WOLVERTON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
Origin: Project To Identify Way To Cleanse, Detoxify and Reuse Water and Oxygen in Space
Tech Terms: Purification, Water Treatment, Water Pollution, Aquaculture, Houseplants, Fish Farming
Abstract:
After 18 years of research into air/water pollution at Stennis Space Center, Dr. B. C. Wolverton formed his own company, Wolverton Environmental Services, Inc., to provide technology and consultation in air and water treatment. Common houseplants are used to absorb potentially harmful materials from bathrooms and kitchens. The plants are fertilized, air is purified, and wastewater is converted to clean water. More than 100 U.S. communities have adopted Wolverton's earlier water hyacinth and artificial marsh applications. Catfish farmers are currently evaluating the artificial marsh technology as a purification system.
 
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