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Photocatalysis – Researchers at Beacon Research and the University of Maryland’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have developed novel techniques to immobilize TiO2 onto various substrates to assist with the disinfection of contaminated water. TiO2 and low power LEDs combine to produce hydroxyl radicals, oxidants that destroy a wide range of pathogens.

 

Geotextiles – Professor Allen Davis’ laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park is a leader in the development of bioretention areas to increase the capture rate of pollutants from storm water runoff. Coupled with geotextiles, bioretention offers an inexpensive and effective means of reducing the long-range dispersion of heavy metals, excess nitrogen and phosphorous, all precursors to more serious Chesapeake Bay contamination.