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Biobubbler session at 2015 Public Lab Barnraiser

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What I want to do

Report on Biobubbler session by @nshapiro, Nick Shapiro; @gretchengehrke, Gretchen Gehrke; and @danbeavers, Dan Beaver.

Our attempt and results

Resources:

Wavelengths for bacterial remediation

Wolverton plant purifier


Video

Photos

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Notes:

Found most of action was in root zone bacterial colonies rather then plants directly, more compact than 300 plus plants for a 1200 sq ft home

Get mixed liquor from waste water plant

Got some from a fomaldehyde plant, but may not be receptive

Re: found in nature? Nick noted a specific species that is ubiquitous in dirt

Discussed safety, potential use of 260-ish nm light

@mathew also showed kit initiative for gas monitoring tubes, different application, but inspired by.., calibrated flow, colorimetric tubes for testing (avail for variety of chemical contaminants)

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Nick noted cooperative study in Rhode Island on monitoring of Lumber Liquidators, where acetone numbers were very high, also showed PL sensors/tests pretty good vs others with more expensive instruments

Questions and next steps

Explore continued application of effectiveness of these bioremediation approaches.

Why I'm interested

Powerful tool.


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