.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
Israel is a Mediterranean country that has been fastly drying out due to climate change. The rapid population growth only adds to water scarcity. So, the pollution of aquifers - the main source of fresh water in Israel become a major problem.
The aim of the research is removal of metals from contaminated groundwater via chemical reaction between the aquifer rocks and oxalic acid injected in the water. The research consisted of laboratory experiments demonstrating that the concentration of lead, zinc, nickel, barium in the water could be decreased. Further experiments are needed to better understand the appropriate conditions for the success of the method for various metals, and for conditions prevailing in groundwater.