Yellow Stone Geyser

Photos: (1) Yellowstone geyser and (2) liquid sample in a specimen container

Caption: Environmental biotechnology at Northwestern combines the traditional tools of environmental engineering - kinetic modeling, reactor design, and lab- and pilot-scale experimentation - with approaches of modern biotechnology, such as molecular genetics, microbial ecology, and biochemistry. Research based on this combination is providing the next generation of biological treatment processes for contaminated waters, wastewaters, soils, and air. It also is creating the foundation for understanding the fate of biodegradable pollutants in the environment. Samples of all water sources including the Yellowstone Geyser will add this research.

Source: David Stahl–Northwestern University

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