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  • A bumpy road ahead for deadly bacteria?

    Boston Herald - 12/08/2016

    The deadly bacteria reportedly linked to the Flint, Mich., water crisis could be prevented in other cities, using the discovery of a Northeastern engineer who says transforming the texture of pipe systems can repel dangerous microorganisms.

    “If you have a bacteria that sticks to the wall of a pipe, it’ll basically grow uncontrolled,” said Tom Webster, department chairman of chemical engineering at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering.

    “The goal is to keep water as pure as possible.”

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