Argonne Microbiome Study

Scientists with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are conducting a groundbreaking seven-year study that is showing early indications of healthy and diverse microbial communities in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). Learn more by clicking the links below.

arrow Study Updates

  • Phase I Interim Report for Chicago Area Waterways System Microbiome Research December 2013-December 2015
  • Phase II (forthcoming)
  • Phase III (forthcoming)

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arrow Press Releases

  • October 26, 2016 Argonne, MWRD complete first phase of Chicago River study; Early data shows healthy, diverse microbial community
  • October 15, 2015 Chicago Area Waterway System Microbiome Research
  • December 2, 2013 Argonne partners with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to study Chicago River microbe population

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