New method clears micropollutants from water
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Everyone can agree that pollutants need to be removed from water, but removing very diluted concentrations of pollutants requires a great deal of energy and the use of high concentrations of chemicals. Now, a method developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) can remove even very low levels of unwanted contaminates. The method, described in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, in a paper by scientists at MIT and at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, uses an electrochemical process to remove selective contaminants such as pesticides and chemical waste products.
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