• Short Summary

    The latest in water purification systems, developed in the United States' city of Atlanta, Georgia, has produced outstanding results using charcoal and radio-active fuel.

  • Description

    The latest in water purification systems, developed in the United States' city of Atlanta, Georgia, has produced outstanding results using charcoal and radio-active fuel.

    Dirty water is run through aeration chambers into a large underground tank which contains a column of activated charcoal and the radio-active cobalt.

    As with many other purification techniques, the charcoal absorbs the pollutants in the water. This system's innovation is the cobalt, which produces gamma rays to burn up the absorbed waste. The charcoal is thus cleaned and prepared to absorb more pollutants.

    The inventor claims his system is half the price and one tenth the size of other secondary water treatment systems. And he says it does a better job.

    His tests show the treated water is radiation free, ninety-nine per cent pollution free and practically sterile. That makes it much cleaner than ordinary tap water.

    He is to present his findings at a meeting this week of the International Atomic Energy Agency in West Germany with a view to selling it to United States' industrialists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD6CADWZWWN9DTCOBJ2UB35VWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6CADWZWWN9DTCOBJ2UB35VWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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