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Nanotube-Based Filter Cleans Drinking Water

Possible breakthrough in water treatment: New filtration system removes bacteria and viruses

For 1 billion people in developing countries, finding clean drinking water is a daily challenge. Now researchers demonstrate a carbon nanotube-based filtration and electrolysis system that can completely remove or inactivate viruses and bacteria from water.

Coauthor Chad Vectis of Harvard University thinks this technology could lead to inexpensive commercial water filters, potentially saving millions every year from diseases and death caused by waterborne pathogens.

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The abstract of the study is available in Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI, and can be accessed at


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