Clean H2O 24
Clean H2O 24
CH24 is a project that will* provide students with the opportunity to conduct research on water remediation 2day, 2morrow, and 4ever. CH24 was founded by Michal Ruprecht. Michal began Flint water crisis-inspired water remediation research, focusing on green chemistry, with a group of students and Dr. Mark Benvenuto. He became the first high schooler recipient of the American Chemical Society Ciba Travel Grant in Green Chemistry. He will present at the National ACS Meeting in Boston as the youngest presenter this August.
*This project hasn't begun yet and isn't official.
What happened in Flint?
From Wikipedia: The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the drinking water source for the city of Flint, Michigan was changed to the Flint River. Due to insufficient water treatment, over 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. After a pair of scientific studies proved lead contamination was present in the water supply, a federal state of emergency was declared in January 2016 and Flint residents were instructed to use only bottled or filtered water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. As of early 2017, the water quality had returned to acceptable levels; however, residents were instructed to continue to use bottled or filtered water until all the lead pipes have been replaced, which is expected to be completed no sooner than 2020.
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