Aug 23, 2020

Loofah-inspired aerogel efficiently filters microbes from water

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Millions of people worldwide die every year from waterborne diseases because of a lack of affordable, practical disinfection technologies. To address this need, researchers have developed a strong, flexible filter out of a silica aerogel that efficiently kills bacteria, resists getting clogged, and needs just a quick dip in dilute bleach to renew its disinfecting properties.

Read about the loofah-inspired aerogel here:

Low-cost, functionalized silica material kills bacteria instantly and is easy to clean.

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