Green nano filters purifies contaminated water
Cheap, highly efficient and environmentally friendly bionanofilters, with optimal ability to clean contaminated water from industry, are developed in the EU project Nano Select headed by LTU professor Aji Mathew, Luleå University of Technology. The new bionanofilters are made of cellulose fibers. They are extremely porous and have a high ability to selectively absorb toxic chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides. The filter should also be capable of storing toxins, purify themselves and can be recycled and composted.