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Nanoparticles for Water Purification

Image obtained from tuvidasana.murke.net

Image obtained from tuvidasana.murke.net

A group of researchers from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Universidad de Poitiers, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with support from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología of Mexico have developed a technique that completely eliminates toxic substances from the water in less than an hour.

The developed technology is based on the use of titanium oxide nanoparticles on glass surfaces or glass. These particles are subjected to high temperatures to adhere, after which, in the presence of sunlight or ultraviolet light, oxidizing species are produced that are capable of degrading organic material.

In a initial phase some mushrooms are used to transform the compunds to be elimitad by the nanoparticles.

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September 30, 2009 - Posted by | Nanofood | , ,

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