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Rice group: Silica + titania = cheap, green, improved water purification

By / January 17, 2011

Tanzania water source. Credit: Bob Metcalf I don’t have enough historical perspective to know if this is truly a eureka moment or not, but a group from Rice University reports that adding a small amount of silica (or another inexpensive silicon source) can amp up the anti-viral, anti-bacterial power of titanium dioxide for producing disinfected…

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