Montana Tech Researchers Growing a Sustainable Water Treatment System


living membraneMontana Tech Environmental Engineering assistant professor Katherine Zodrow along with Christina Eggensperger, Montana Tech Environmental Engineering graduate student, Marcus Holland, Montana Tech Environmental Engineering graduate student, and Mattia Giagnorio and Alberto Tiraferri from Politecnico di Torino, and Jessica Schiffman and Kerianne Dobosz from University of Massachusetts Amherst have recently published a paper, Sustainable Living Filtration Membranes, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.


The paper details the research Zodrow and her team are doing on the Montana Tech campus to grow an effective, sustainable water treatment system. The team uses the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that forms while brewing kombucha tea as a living water filtration membrane. 


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