European Water Chestnut: Invasive Plant or Sewage Treatment Plant?

The European water chestnut is a non-native, invasive species, generally regarded as a nuisance to swimmers, paddlers, fishermen and more. But does it have potential as a natural wastewater treatment system and a source of energy? This summer, researchers took to the Hudson River to find the answers, as part of a Clarkson University undergraduate research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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