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Stanford University

Applying Rocket Technology to Sewage Treatment

Caption: Stanford engineer Brian Cantwell and colleagues originally designed this nitrous oxide thruster for spacecraft. A similar device could be used at wastewater treatment plants to decompose nitrous oxide gas into hot air.

Credit: COURTESY: Brian Cantwell, Stanford University

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