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ACS podcast: water filter kills bacteria in seconds

Blog Post created by john simpson on Nov 19, 2010

Taken from Oneindia
"New water filter kills disease-causing bacteria in  just seconds"



An inexpensive new filtering technology can kill up to 98  percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in just seconds without clogging.  American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series,  "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions", latest episode focused  on development and successful initial tests of the technology. The technology  could aid many of the almost one billion people lacking access to clean, safe  drinking water. The new material developed by Yi Cui of Stanford University  could avoid many deficiencies of traditional filters. For starters, it does not  trap bacteria like most technologies. It kills them outright. "The removal of  bacteria and other organisms from water is very important, not only for drinking  and sanitation but also in industry as there's a frequent need to replace  filters due to clogging," said Cui in the podcast.