Water Pollution Research


    THE Department of Scientific and Industrial Research has opened a new Water Pollution Research Laboratory at Watford equipped for work on the problems of water supply, sanitation, and the recovery and utilization of valuable materials from trade effluents of many kinds. Plans for building a research station for work of this nature have been postponed by the War, but temporary accommodation has now been obtained. Although no central research station has hitherto been available for the work of the Water Pollution Research Board, many investigations have been carried out in the last few years, on behalf of the Board, in other laboratories. Among other important work, it has been shown that certain clays and glauconitic sands found in Great Britain yield material capable of softening hard water, and that certain synthetic resins can be used to remove dissolved salts and other substances from water.

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    Water Pollution Research. Nature 145, 456 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145456b0

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