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How to Purify Water

Most of us in the West don’t think about drinking water. We just turn on the tap and it’s there: clean, pure and reasonably tasty. But it’s a different story in developing countries or in the wilderness areas in our own backyards. And as we’ve seen with the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, disaster areas […]

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Trapped Sunlight Cleans Water

High energy costs are one drawback of making clean water from waste effluents. According to an article in the journal Biomicrofluidics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, a new system that combines two different technologies proposes to break down contaminants using the cheapest possible energy source, sunlight. Microfluidics — transporting water through […]

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Students Create Dirt Cheap Solar Solution for Disinfecting Water

Disinfecting water with the sun is an old idea. But students at University of Washington have come up with a clever way of checking whether or not the water being disinfected is finally ready to drink. Using simple parts, their cheap set-up is a solution for safe drinking water in poor areas, and it won […]

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