I’d call it biomimicry, but it’s really geomimicry. Bruce Kania, an inventor in Montana, is producing artificial floating islands designed to clean up waterways polluted with biowaste like sewage or animal effluent by providing a home for waterscrubbing plants. And they look nice too.
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Nice to see that people are replicating (and possibly expanding upon) John Todd’s work of the last thirty or forty years. If you want to see what John is up to now, since New Alchemy Institute, check out
There’s a front-page montage of his work with water purification using floating islands on a canal in Fuzhou, China.
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