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LSU research could lead to safe drinking water

6 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, May 20 2016 May 20, 2016 May 20, 2016 8:42 AM May 20, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - LSU researchers will investigate the use of sunlight to create safe drinking water at the school's BASF Sustainable Living Lab.

BASF selected Kevin McPeak as the first researcher at the lab, created with a $1 million donation from the company. With the lab, BASF wanted to foster problem-based teaching and research focused on sustainable solutions.

McPeak and his research group will use the lab to develop a portable water-disinfection system using visible light from the sun. Traditional water purification methods use only ultraviolet light, which makes up 5 percent of the solar spectrum. Visible light makes up more than 40 percent of the solar spectrum.

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