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CU scientists shine light on what comes up when you flush

Jan. 17, 2023

Thanks to new CU Boulder research, scientists see the impact of flushing the toilet in a whole new light—and now, the world can as well. Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny water droplets, invisible to the...

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Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 26, 2021

Dr. Karl Linden and his colleagues set out to accurately test various UV systems to see which was the most effective at inactivating SARS-CoV-2. Their research shows that the most effecive ultraviolet light is also the safest.

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UV Light Technology for Water Treatment

Project Lead: Karl Linden UV light is a safe and effective means to treat water. High energy photons inactivate pathogens by attacking an organisms nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), denaturing them extensively such that the pathogen can not replicate or cause an infection, and dies off. UV wavelengths between 200...