Research into water quality

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Rotary Club President David Lowe presents a Rotary mug to Dr. Curt Elmore and thanks him and Matt Simon for speaking to the club about their research.

Rotary Club President David Lowe presents a Rotary mug to Dr. Curt Elmore and thanks him and Matt Simon for speaking to the club about their research.

Dr. Curt Elmore and Matt Simon from Missouri University of Science and Technology spoke about their research tolead to safer drinking water in Brazil during a March meeting of the RotaryClub of Pulaski County (Club #58661 of District 6080).

Elmore is a professor in the geological engineering department at S&T, and Simon is a graduate student there. The department has been studying drinking water issues in Guatemala and Brazil since 2002. In Brazil, they focused on sampling water and testing for cyanobacteria, which contain cyanotoxins that cause illness and even death in humans and animals.

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