Making seawater easy to drink, a possible revolution!

Currently, 2.1 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water.

One solution, Graphair, a particular form of soybean oil-based graphene invented by a team of Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Simpler, more ecological and less expensive to manufacture, it retains the same properties as graphene.

In a single filter passage, the water in Sydney Harbour has become potable!

“it replaces the current complex, time-consuming and multi-stage filtration processes with a single-stage process. Dong Han Seo, lead author of an article on the project.

The tests also show that Graphair filtration has continued to work despite the accumulation of pollutants, unlike other filters that tend to clog up quickly.

As early as next year, researchers hope to start trials in developing countries and one day filter the water of a house or even an entire city.

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