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Science Nation: Off the Water Grid--Energy Efficient and Sustainable

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This University of Miami residence hall may look typical, but students in one of the apartments are participating in research involving one of the planet’s most precious commodities--water. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), environmental engineer James Englehardt and his team created a net zero water system, which serves most of the residents’ daily needs, including dish washing, showering and laundry. All of the water is treated just outside the building, and reused in a sustainable loop. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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Runtime: 3 minutes 4 seconds

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