Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University
Caption: The NC State researchers designed and built two dune filtration systems in Kure Beach, N.C. The systems consist of large, open-bottomed chambers that effectively divert stormwater into dunes, which serve as giant sand filters that remove microbial contaminants from the stormwater.
Credit: Michael Burchell, North Carolina State University
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