Purifying hydrogel tablet makes river water drinkable within an hour

A new hydrogel tablet can kill 99.999 percent of bacteria in a sample of water within an hour

Access to clean water is a major unmet need in many parts of the world. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new hydrogel tablet that could help, with a prototype able to disinfect a liter of river water in one hour.

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Category: Materials, Science

Tags: Water, Purification, University of Texas, Hydrogels

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Anthony Harris