Waste by-product creates phosphorous filter

Here’s a great story that was recently published in Today’s Farmer, about a new filter (made using waste from the steel industry) that will keep algae-causing phosphorous from leaching into the Great Lakes:

Woodstock -One man’s treasure is another man’s environmental safeguard.  Waste byproduct from the steel industry is now being used to extract phosphorus from leachate runoff from a bunker silo in Ontario.

The project, undertaken by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) at Hoenhorst Farms near Woodstock, utilizes slag from the production of steel to extract phosphorous from runoff from a large bunker silo, used for feeding dairy cattle.

Click here to read the full story in Today’s Farmer.

Similar stories also appeared in the Woodstock Sentinel Review and on 104.7 Heart FM.