Center for Clean Water Technology

No. 308: Turtles and horses, Disney and The Who, collegiate innovators and Colorforms for grown-ups

Almost there: That long weekend is so close you can taste it, dear readers – but for now it’s only Wednesday, and the midpoint of another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics. It’s May 23 out there – World Tortoise Day, as a matter of fact, an absolutely real event “shellebrating” the efforts of California-based nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue. Tortoise-shell frames would take another 200 years: But it was May 23, 1784, when founding father…


Day and nitro: The end of LI cesspools?

By GREGORY ZELLER // A simple sand-and-wood filtering system could replace cesspools on Long Island and across the state. A white paper issued this week by Stony Brook University’s Center for Clean Water Technology discusses how Nitrogen Removing Biofilters, using locally sourced natural materials, have shown the ability to remove high amounts of nitrogen from household wastewater. The NRB technology is not proprietary to SBU – tests are already underway in other regions – but…