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Scotland on Sunday, Whisky waste offers water of life by Frank Urquhart

 
 

It’s a project worth toasting. Scottish scientists have discovered that an innocuous by-product of whisky can to be used to strip pollutants from contaminated water supplies in a process which could save millions of lives in developing countries.

The treatment system, called DRAM (Device for the Remediation and Attenuation of Multiple pollutants), uses compressed barley husks discarded by distillers to remove pollutants, including pesticides, heavy metals and chemicals, from water supplies.

Now a charity in Bangladesh plans to use the technology to tackle the life-threatening problem of arsenic in domestic water used for…

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