Achieving Water Purification Through the Use of Magnetic Nanoparticles
As Microplastics in the water supply becomes an increasing concern around the world, a team of collaborative researchers came up with an innovative purification approach acknowledging the need for new cost-effective technologies for wastewater and water management.
This new purification technique was the highlight of an article published by Azo Nano last December 6,2019, where a collaborative team of scientists uncovered the use of Magnetic Nanoparticles to remove contaminants like microplastics from water supplies.
The experts from the University of ULM, Germany collaborated with researchers from CISC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. The team of experts were led by Carsten Streb, Robert Güttel, and Scott G. Mitchell.
Their proposal is that water purification using magnetic particles can be a promising alternative to filtration which could be used in a wide-range of water treatment applications, including extraction of pollutants from large volumes of water.
The nanoparticles proved to be effective during the tests in removing metals including cobalt, chromium, lead, nickel, and copper, as well as a ‘Patent Blue V’ die. In addition, the method also prevented the growth of various bacteria. Follow the full article here for more information on water purification using magnetic nanoparticles.
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