Tripp Presents at Aging Initiative Conference

Carl Tripp, professor of chemistry and director of LASST, discussed the ongoing development of a simple water purification device for use in homes or residential care facilities at the UMaine Aging Initiative Conference held August 22 at Wells Conference Center. Even in situations when water is safe to drink, he said 20 percent of seniors in a recent survey indicated they were dissatisfied with the taste or odor of their water. The “point of use” device he’s developing uses ozone and ultraviolet light to neutralize these tastes and odors as well any dangerous microbes, promoting healthy levels of safe water consumption among older Mainers.

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