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Ceramic filter materials: Low-tech to WOW!-tech

By Jim Destefani / June 17, 2013

Discovered at Argonne National Laboratory, materials that expand under pressure contain large, fluid-filled pores that may enable their use as filter or storage materials. Credit: Argonne. Various types of ceramic materials have been used to filter everything from water to molten metal to automotive exhaust gases. Here’s a look at two new filtration material developments…

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Flowerpot like ceramic filters purify water for drinking, cooking

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

James Smith discusses PureMadi and MadiDrops—porous clay water purification systems—how they work and the hopes behind it. Credit: UVA, YouTube. Access to potable water is a priority of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and they address the issue through the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. In the Programme’s 2012 progress report…

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