UCLA environmental engineer Sanjay Mohanty adds iron filings and biochar to topsoil to facilitate natural water treatment

Dr. Sanjay Mohanty, Assistant Professor UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering, is studying how to remove contaminants from stormwater to ensure a good supply of clean water. Mohanty and his team are experimenting with using low-cost waste materials such as iron filings and biochar—a manmade type of charcoal—to help soil naturally filter water. Mohanty is also involving local high school students and UCLA undergraduate and graduate students in real-world research experiences.

Read the full article posted by UCLA Engineering: http://engineering.ucla.edu/a-cleaner-water-supply-thanks-to-waste-materials-and-fungi/