When a beach, food product or water source is contaminated, it can take days to discover and resolve the issue. A device developed at the University of South Florida can cut that time to hours.
Wastewater typically is sanitized and discharged. Researchers at USF are trying to harvest the ammonia and phosphate and perhaps even produce energy from what we flush away.
A top water official visited USF on Wednesday to see those high-profile research projects and unveil a federal blueprint to promote technology innovation in solving water resource issues.