Cu Later – removing heavy metal contaminants such as copper from tailings ponds using synthetic biology

Lethbridge High School (Lethbridge)

Cu Later – a system using engineered bacteria and bacteriophage to capture and remove ions from solution

Team Grade Level: High School
STEM Focus:  Synthetic Biology

Utilizing biological systems and local infrastructure will both purify contaminated water and extract reusable metals renewably. To better understand the feasibility of our project, we plan on using a mixture of kinetic, agent-based and spatial modelling.


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December 22, 2022

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