New Type Of Water Filter Successfully Crafted By Army Corps

New Type Of Water Filter Successfully Crafted By Army Corps - Featured Graphene Water Purification

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — The Army Corps of Engineers have successfully created a usable prototype of a new type of water filter.

The membranes are made of a mixture of chitosan, a material commonly found in shrimp shells, and a new synthetic chemical known as “graphene oxide”.

Graphene oxide is a highly researched chemical worldwide.  According to the Army Corps, one problem encountered by scientists working with oxide is not being able to synthesize the material on a scale that can be put to use.

“One of the major breakthroughs that we’ve had here is that with our casting process, we’re not limited by size,” explains Luke Gurtowski, a chemical engineer working on the membranes.

These filters have been found to effectively remove a number of different contaminants commonly found in water.

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SourceWJTV12

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