Carbon nanotubes to clean water?

Publication: msnbc.com   Date: July 22, 2011   View Article

Scientists are eyeing carbon nanotubes to clean up municipal water supplies contaminated with wate soluble drugs and other compounds that sneak past common charcoal filters.

The teeny tiny tubes of carbon are a factor of 1,000 more effective at filtering out the aromatic molecules in water soluble drugs, Thilo Hofmann, who heads up the department of environmental geosciences at the University of Vienna, explained to me in an email on Friday.

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