Honglan Shi: water woman

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On March 29, 2017

In her Schrenk Hall laboratory, Honglan Shi and her students conduct water quality research. They grow tomato plants in different types of water, and use potassium permanganate (in the purple vial top right) to treat Microcystis, a freshwater cyanobacteria often called “blue-green” algae (top left). Potassium permanganate is used extensively to treat drinking water.