27 Nov '15, 4pm

Researchers create nanoparticles that scrub polluted water at an accelerated rate

At just billionths of a meter across, the nanoscale vault particles are shaped like beer kegs that protect the enzymes, keeping them intact and potent when they are placed in polluted water. Currently the technique is confined to a lab environment, but Mahendra says it could be scaled up within a few years and used commercially to treat polluted lakes and rivers – while also being used in filtration units of existing water treatment systems. By adding in different biodegrading enzymes, the vault nanoparticle s could theoretically get rid of several different contaminants at the same time.

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