Center for Clean Water Technology

LI water districts drink up anti-contamination funds

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Role Reversal Department comes Stony Brook University, which is handing out the grants for a change. More specifically, the Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University is spreading the joy, awarding a total of $753,535 to Long Island water districts knee-deep in the fight against drinking-water contamination. The state-funded Center for Clean Water Technology was created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2015 to marshal public and private…


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…