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Lake Superior Research Institute testing filter technology aimed to keep aquatic invasive species out

By: Phillip Boudreaux, Spectrum News 1

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Superior Lake Superior Research Institute’s Ballast Water Treatment Testing Facility is researching a filter technology that can be used to help keep invasive aquatic species out of the lake.

Ballast water is used to provide stability and maneuverability for ships when the cargo holds are low or empty.  However, that practice has been known to bring invasive species into bodies of water.

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