Millikin student and professor improving local water

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The Sanitary District of Decatur is working hard to clean greater Decatur’s wastewater to return safe water to the Sangamon River, which requires a lot of work with chemistry. Needless to say, chemistry students can learn and grow from improving the water supply. Everyone else can benefit, too.

Dr. Kyle Knust, applied chemist and assistant professor of chemistry at Millikin University, and Saamia Salik, a sophomore pre-med chemistry major, in collaboration with Keith Richard, laboratory supervisor at the Sanitary District, are developing a method to decrease phosphorus levels in the wastewater treated at the Sanitary District of Decatur, something that will help both people and the environment.

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