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Polymer Filter Quickly Makes Water Safe To Drink

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by Michael Keller

It’s a thirsty world out there. But with much of the globe’s drinking supply unimproved by treatment systems that can remove animal waste, bacteria, viruses, and chemicals, a clean sip of water is too often a luxury. 

Many researchers and inventors are looking for cheaper and faster ways to get clean drinking water to people who lack it. On the industrial scale, people are refining filtration membranes by using advanced materials like graphene to make more efficient potable water supplies. Others are using architecture to make rain-harvesting buildings. For individuals, one designer has made a solar power distiller to turn saltwater fresh. These are just a few examples of a lot of brainpower going in to help around 780 million people who have limited access to clean water.

Now a Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) team says they have developed a novel personal filtration tool that will contribute to the solution. Using a three-stage system that includes an advanced polymer membrane, they say the device, called DrinkPure, works so quickly that it can filter up to a liter of water a minute.

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ive seen this video so many times and i think my favorite part 100% is that he without hesitation pronounces the name Susan “Su-Sein”

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If Steve Smith were to release an album, I would buy it, not one song would be illegally downloaded. 

Lmao this was too perfect

This actually went in lmao!

Whoever came up with the concept of Steve being a 90’s R&B singer needs to get all of the awards! All of his songs are great lol.

Bruh

Watched it again and I still cannot 😂😂😂

That Helen Keller line tho!

The time i spent inside of her was the best damn 9 months of my life