Whiskey By-Product To Clean Drinking Water For Millions

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If one ever needed another reason to drink more whiskey, now they have one: a waste by-product of the distillation process could save the lives of millions of people around the world lacking access to clean drinking water. Scottish scientists have discovered that compressed barley husks – used during the malting, germination, and mashing process that converts sugar into alcohol – have the ability to remove pollutants such as pesticides, benzene, and heavy metals from polluted water. Read more… revmodo.com/2012/09/19/whiskey-by-product-to-clean-drinking-water-for-millions/