Missouri S&T researchers work to extract pollutants from water

    It is an uphill battle to extract pollutants such as heavy metals, hydrocarbons and radioactive metals from industrial waste and water run-off. Researchers typically focus on cleaning and purifying wastewater to prevent those pollutants from entering the environment and damaging ecosystems. But a team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology have devised a way to not only clean up heavy metals from the wastewater, but also facilitate recycling the chemicals used and reusing the metals that are extracted.