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Role of clams in bioremediation - interview with Joana Pereira

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

🌿 Exploring the Potential of Bioremediation: Meet the Clams! 🧪🌎

Have you ever wondered how we can cooperate with nature to clean-up our environment? Let me introduce you to the fascinating concept of bioremediation!

In the leading role... CLAMS 🦪

These amazing filter feeders have shown promising potential in removing pollutants from water. Some clam species can even tolerate significant concentrations of contaminants, what make them natural "hyperaccumulators." 💧🧪 But, of course, it's not as easy as it sounds and we still have to treat this opportunity carefully. We need further research to ensure the safety and efficiency of this natural solution 🚀

Could it be the first step to greener and cleaner future? 🌱💡

We invite you to watch the interview with Joana Pereira from Universidade de Aveiro (UAVR) by Agnieszka Sznyk, INNOWO.

UAVR is one of the partners in the Nymphe project, which aims to test the ability of clams to remove organic pollutants and metals from wastewater and recycle them to support the growth of phytoremediation plants.


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