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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / August 8, 2018

Solar energy used to provide water filtration in Haiti, 3-D printing battery electrodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 8, 2018.

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quartz (above) and carbon nanotube material (below)

Carbon nanotubes help quartz fiber remove toxic metals from water

By Faye Oney / August 4, 2017

Researchers have created a filter that can absorb nearly all heavy metals from water. The filter, made up of carbon nanotubes and quartz can be washed with vinegar and reused—making it affordable for communities that lack clean water.

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Ceramics for clean water: Nanofiltration membranes break separation limits

By April Gocha / June 23, 2017

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) (Hermsdorf, Germany) have harnessed the power of ceramics to develop nanofiltration membranes that can generate completely clean drinking water from wastewater—even industrial sewage.

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SPOUTS employees with ceramic filters

Grad student uses ceramics knowledge to improve water filter production in Uganda

By Faye Oney / February 10, 2017

A graduate student from London is using his knowledge of ceramics to help a non-profit in Uganda improve production processes for locally-manufactured ceramic water filters.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 16, 2015

Record solar cell performance, prehistoric amber informs glass theory, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 16, 2015.

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A graphene sequel (Spoiler: molecular sieves, atomic layer films, the origins of life, antithrombotic films, and artificial graphene inside)

By April Gocha / February 20, 2014

Graphene is more than an awesome electron conductor–new reports detail its potential use in fine molecular sieves, boron nitride atomic layer films, explanations of the origins of life, antithrombotic biomedical films, and the inspiration of artificial graphene from semiconductor crystals.

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