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Date:9/26/2011

chemical stage could be replaced with normal sunlight. Maria Jonstrup will be their supervisor. After that it is hoped that the technique will be tested 'live', in a real factory.

"Through contacts with the Swedish clothing company Indiska Magasinet and their suppliers, we have already taken samples and performed tests at a factory in India. Because clothing manufacture has received quite a bad reputation over recent years, it can otherwise be quite difficult to gain access to the factories", she explains.

One obstacle on the path to implementation is legislation. The law only stipulates that the water is to be clean. This has made it legally permissible to filter out large amounts of environmentally hazardous mud and dump it on agricultural land and elsewhere since the water itself is clean!

"But sometimes factories don't bother to clean the water at all and only do it when the inspectors come round", she says.


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Contact: Maria Jonstrup
Maria.Jonstrup@biotek.lu.se
46-707-421-752
Lund University
Source:Eurekalert

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