Chinese Researchers Develop Method To Remove Toxic Heavy Metals From Water

On May 20 2018, a group of Chinese researchers from the Hefei Institute of Physical Science announced that they have succeeded in creating a nano material using waste cartons that can remove a toxic heavy metal from water.

The researchers say that their material can be coated with nano-scale iron which can effectively remove heavy metal contamination from water, control the migration of the compound in water sources, and prevent it from being absorbed by plants.

This breakthrough has a lot of implications for China, a country which has seen increasingly frequent incidents of heavy metal contamination of water. One of the major causes of heavy metal pollution is hexavalent chromium, a chemical compound that can lead to significant risks to human health.

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