UF RESEARCHERS DEVELOP WAY TO TREAT URINE, SAVE DRINKING WATER

UF researchers develop way to treat urine, save drinking water

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By Steve Orlando. Originally posted in UF News.

UF researchers have developed a low-cost treatment system to remove pharmaceuticals in source-separated urine using water materials. The final result is a local fertilizer for use in developed and developing countries and resulting in substantial water savings. The process would offer many benefits, including conserving drinking water, cutting fertilizer expenses, and offering the University of Florida the opportunity be a leader in the important sustainability effort, said Treavor Boyer, an associate professor of the University of Florida’s Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences.

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