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Here's how a former NASA engineer hopes to clean up the world's dirtiest waterways

by Breanne Deppisch, Energy and Environment Reporter

A former NASA engineer who helped remove hazardous pollutants around the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is using the technology to clean up harmful toxins at some of the most contaminated groundwater sites around the world.

Sergie “Serg” Albino said his work as an environmental engineer was fundamental to founding ecoSPEARS, a clean-tech water remediation company that utilizes NASA’s emulsified zero-valent iron filtration system — for which he was later given the exclusive license — to noninvasively and permanently clear waterways of dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — also known as “forever chemicals.”