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How to make a better water filter? Turn it inside out

August 12, 2019

More than 800 million people lack access to clean and safe water. Recent advances in water filtration technology have…
Flower-shaped biomaterials are made of engineered protein building blocks. Image credit: Nancy Hernandez, William Hansen and Slava Manichev
New technique helps engineer water filters, human tissues

August 2, 2019

Scientists at Rutgers University have developed a technique to turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or…
Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria

January 22, 2019

More than one in 10 people in the world lack basic drinking water access, and by 2025, half…
Future Filters

August 21, 2018

The dynamics of water near solid surfaces play a critical role in numerous technologies, including water filtration and…
Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal

May 18, 2018

Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. Scientists…
Reducing power plants’ freshwater consumption with Sandia’s new silica filter

October 19, 2017

Power plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50…
Water utilities’ plans to make water soft no simple feat

October 17, 2017

Danish drinking water is famous for its high quality, but in several parts of the country—not least in…
Filter may be a match for fracking water

September 26, 2017

A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of…
Polymer breakthrough could revolutionize water purification

December 29, 2015

We’ve all seen the Febreze air fresheners, which employ a derivative of corn starch to trap invisible air…
Students Create Green Storm Drain Filter

November 3, 2015

A team of students from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering was recently awarded a $15,000…
Drinkable Book That Filters Water And Kills Bacteria

August 19, 2015

In many areas of the world water can contain dangerous levels of bacteria. A researcher from Carnegie Mellon…
Project Uses Crowdsourced Computing to Improve Water Filtration

July 8, 2015

Nearly 800 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water, and some 2.5 billion people live…
Plugging up leaky graphene

May 8, 2015

For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene —thin, strong sheets of carbon — to…
New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently

March 24, 2015

Researchers from the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with CSIRO, have developed…
Nano-scientists develop new kind of portable water purification system

May 8, 2013

Researchers at India’s Institute of Technology Madras have developed a new kind of portable water purification system based…
Teaching An Old Water Canteen New Tricks

March 18, 2013

A system developed by researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, U.S. Department of Defense…
Graphene-based water filtering systems are almost here

October 23, 2012

Water filtration systems do not seem like a very widely-spread thing you could meet in the market, although…
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