Clean and safe water could be achieved easier with new material for filtering
New filtering material could make seawater safe for drinking. Short science news

With millions of people worldwide suffering from lack of clean water, a better technology for water purification is welcome. A team of scientists has developed a new material which can filter salts and ions from seawater, making it suitable for consumption. The new material has the largest internal surface area known and it acts similarly to biological membranes to remove salts and ions. Thus, it can be used for water purification, but has other applications too, such as the mining industry. This new technology is expected to offer a better alternative for desalinization water compared to traditional reverse osmosis membranes and therefore improve access to clean water.

Read the full story: Monash University
Scientific publication: Science Advances