I am Braden Milford from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. I am 16 years old. I enjoy spending my time outdoors: hiking, skiing, camping, climbing, and more. I am interested in environmental engineering and water in particular because the environment and water are essential to life, and it is our job to be mindful of the earth so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy the outdoors. I am also very interested in orthopedic surgery, and would love a career that combines the environment and health. I love music and enjoy going to concerts with my friends, and I also love to travel.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
The United States has several water concerns, including drought and contamination.
"The goal of the project was to create a cost-effective, low impact system to remove heavy metals from water systems. First two field studies, both at EPA Superfund Sites, were conducted. At these sites, seven heavy metals concentrations were measured along the streams and water samples were taken. 250 bacterial strains were then isolated from the water samples. The bacterial isolates were screened for heavy metal resistance and successful biofilm formation in heavy metals. 24 bacteria that showed the greatest potential for heavy metal remediation were then selected from the group and identified with a 16S Ribosomal Subunit Analysis. To create the system, the bacteria were combined with mixed algae in an immobilized format called a sodium alginate bead.”