SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW SUGAR POLYMER THAT PURIFIES WATER IN JUST SECONDS

Scientists discover new sugar
polymer that purifies water in just
seconds.
Cornell University researchers have
created a
polymer that can remove contaminants
from
flowing water within seconds, and do
so far
more efficiently—and cost-effectively—
than
carbon-based faucet filters, according
to the
American Association for the
Advancement of
Science.
The polymer, a porous form of
cyclodextrin (a
sugar molecule), was developed by a
team of
researchers led by William Dichtel, an
organic
chemist at Cornell University and the
lead
author of the study, which is published
in the
journal Nature.
Running a sample of BPA-contaminated
water through their newly developed
material
and a few activated carbon-type water
filters,
they found that while traditional means
of
water filtration took about 30 minutes
to
reach their maximum absorption, the
porous
cyclodextrin polymer reached 95% of its
absorption capacity in just ten seconds

making it the fastest BPA remover ever
developed.
This stuff is also really cheap to make,
and
the researchers estimate that in the
future, it
could cost little amounts of money to
develop. I hope that this new water
filtration material will be useful in not
only
Industrial water filters, but in the states
water board Nigeria where sand is used
in filter bed.

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