About half of all sewage waste in the U.S. is treated and converted to biosolids, a further half of which is used as fertilizer after additional processing.
March 20, 2023
In a paper published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, scientists showed how PFAS can leach out of fertilizer made from recycled waste with the help of microbial decomposition.
Leachate from Coventry landfill contains high levels of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
January 23, 2023
Leachate is generated from the decomposition of waste and precipitation coming into contact with the landfilled material. The water leaches out chemicals from the waste, including Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
Currently, the best way for scientists to isolate a specific microbe with a particular metabolic function from an environment is to take a sample of cells, culture them, and then screen them for the desired cell functions. This method has several limitations.