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Making a better water filter by turning it inside out

By 11th August 2019 August 14th, 2019 No Comments

Researchers in the US, France, China and Japan and have developed a new “inverted” technique to create nanoscale water filters that are flexible and robust, and which even have antimicrobial properties. The devices could be employed in a variety of nano filtration applications. The research is reported in Science Advances.

The French members of the team are from the ESPCI Paris and the École normale supérieure (ENS), PSL University.

Read the research paper: Precise nanofiltration in a fouling-resistant self-assembled membrane with water-continuous transport pathways. Xunda Feng et al. Science Advances 10.1126/sciadv.aav9308.

Read the news release from the University of Pennsylvania.