Some researchers from the University of Akron and an entrepreneur partner think they have new technology that could help solve some vexing problems dealing with underground chemicals and clean up bodies of water like Lake Erie.
The first chemicals they are targeting are fertilizer components that too often find their way into area watersheds and, ultimately, to the lake and other bodies of water, where they can create ugly and even dangerous algae blooms. That happened, perhaps most famously, when toxic algae shut down the water supply for Toledo in 2014, but the problem is a persistent one for Lake Erie.
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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Dan Shingler.
Originally published August 18, 2019.