Drinking water

MIT sensor can detect harmful ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

Found in many consumer products, these chemicals are linked to cancer and other health problems.

PFAS contamination in teas, processed meats, and packaging

Dietary intake and longitudinal measures of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Self-cleaning, hybrid membrane improves desalination efficiency

New membrane overcomes significant challenges that have, until now, limited desalination technologies.

New low-power desalination method could be used in disaster zones

New method for purifying drinking water could be used in disaster-hit areas with limited electrical power.

Reduced oxygen exposure strengthens red blood cells against heart attacks

Low-oxygen red blood cells protect the heart by activating guanylate cyclase.

A new method collects water from fog and purifies it

People living in dry but foggy areas should benefit from this technology.

Wood dust-based filter removes up to 99.9% of microplastics from water

The filter traps virtually all microplastic particles present in water.

This water-purifying cup can remove 99.9% of pathogens in creek water

This innovation can lead to commercially available point-of-use devices for cleaning water.

New membrane filtering technology helps address water scarcity issues

The membrane could be used in advanced water treatment systems and other applications.

New water purification system cuts both costs and energy consumption

The electrified future of clean water!

NASA system converts astronaut pee and sweat into drinking water on ISS

The system achieved the 98% water recovery goal.

An unusually absorbent hydrogel material can absorb moisture even as temperatures climb

An unusually absorbent material that could be used for passive cooling.

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