By Rose Ragsdale
For Metal Tech News 

Method can filter metals out of water

To make clean water and potentially capture valuable metals Metal Tech News – April 28, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:17pm

UC Berkeley Adam Uliana desalination technology water purification extraction

Adam Uliana; Courtesy of UC Berkeley

A flexible polymer membrane incorporating nanoparticles selectively absorbs nearly 100% of metals such as copper, iron or mercury during desalination, producing clean, safe water.

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley reported April 17 the discovery of a method for simplifying the removal of toxic metals such as mercury and boron to produce clean water, while at the same time potentially capturing valuable metals, such as gold.

The research targets improvements in treatments currently applied either before or after desalination – the removal of salt –...

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