02 Sep '11, 11am

Removing Arsenic From Water With...Plastic Bottles and Nutrition Supplements?! - Care2.com (blog)

Removing Arsenic From Water With...Plastic Bottles and Nutrition Supplements?! - Care2.com (blog)

Written by Jaymi Heimbuch , a Treehugger blogger When we think of plastic bottles, we usually think of them as a serious problem tied up with our drinking water, not a possible solution for cleaning water for 100 million people. But researchers have found that by combining cut-up plastic bottles with a nutrient found in dietary supplements, water contaminated by arsenic can be made clean enough to drink. American Chemical Society reports that almost 100 million people in developing countries are exposed to dangerously high levels of arsenic in their drinking water. But this new technology could help as a simple, inexpensive and very easy to use solution. “Dealing with arsenic contamination of drinking water in the developing world requires simple technology based on locally available materials,” said study leader Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, Ph.D., professor of analytical and e...

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