October 22, 2014
Two teams from Mississippi State are among 43 to receive grants to help attain a sustainable future. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded grants of up to $15,000 each for the research and development of new technologies. The People, Prosperity and Planet (P3) program involves a wide range of categories including water, energy, agriculture, built environment, and materials and chemicals.
One Mississippi State team is looking for ways to remove nitrogen from wastewater to use for energy while removing the salt from the water during the same process. The second team will look for low-cost, efficient ways to remove nutrients from wastewater systems in rural and low-income advantaged areas. The plans, designs and proposals will be submitted to a panel of experts next spring in Washington, D.C.
The panel will decide which teams will continue to the next level of research and receive additional funding.