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IIT Bombay efficiently removes heavy metals from water

This was done using nanostructures. The nanostructure showed 80-90% adsorption efficiency for arsenic, chromium, cadmium, mercury Simultaneously removing heavy metals such as arsenic, chromium, cadmium and mercury from waste water with very high efficiency now appears possible, thanks to the work of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

When the water containing the heavy metals comes in contact with the nanostructure, majority of adsorption first takes place in the micropores.

The Hindu | Last Updated : 18-Jan-20

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