Porous material cleans contaminated water and could purify hydrogen

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Scientists in the USA say they have developed a new way of cleansing water using a type of porous material. As this brief feature shows, they have created and characterised a porous, semiconducting aerogel which, they have discovered, is able to remove heavy metal from contaminated water. The researchers believe that it also could be used to remove impurities from hydrogen gas.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalMembrane Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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