State of emergency declared in Florida amid toxic red tide outbreak on Gulf coast
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"Our wastewater is actually the perfect environment for algae and bacteria to thrive in a symbiotic circle of life," said Jacob Price a doctoral researcher in Sales's lab. "Nitrate is a common ingredient in fertilizers. Plants use it, along with carbon dioxide and light, through the process of photosynthesis and carbon fixation, to fuel growth. A byproduct of photosynthesis is oxygen, which is used by organisms—like bacteria—for their commensurate life processes. It's a beautifully natural relationship that we can harness to clean our water."