Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yellow Boy

I learned about filtering water today. We used activated carbon particles to pull iron particulates out of the "Yellow Boy" water. "Yellow Boy" is created in areas close to abandoned coal mines, water and oxygen can more easily access the coal which run into nearby streams and lakes. The "Yellow Boy" is simply a redish-brown color film of Iron Hydroxide that covers the bottoms of the waterways.

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