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Mobile wastewater treatment machine could be the answer in fighting red tide

SARASOTA, Fla. — In the fight against red tide, Mote Marine scientists are testing a machine that uses ozone technology to clean water.

The OZONIX Mobile Water Treatment Unit has already been used to treat water used for fracking in oil mining and has proven successful in removing red tide cells from seawater.

Now the treated water is being tested on shrimp and clams to make sure the machine can rid water of harmful algae while keeping marine life safe. And scientists say the tests are promising.