Thursday, November 09, 2006

Nanorust Seperates Arsenic From Water

According to this article, 'nanorust' can clean arsenic from water! This means that the terrible occurances of arsenic in Bangladeshi and Indian water supplies can be cheaply cleaned. Beyond this, filtering the water through nanotubules ~7nm in diameter will filter even viruses [10nm] from it without boiling it.

"The discovery of unexpected magnetic interactions between ultrasmall specks of rust is leading scientists at Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) to develop a revolutionary, low-cost technology for cleaning arsenic from drinking water. The technology holds promise for millions of people in India, Bangladesh and other developing countries where thousands of cases of arsenic poisoning each year are linked to poisoned wells."

[Note that this improves the 2008-2012 outcome schedule from a the current C+ do a C+/B-.]


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