"Nano-tablet" can purify water for 6 months

03/19/2013 | SciDev.net

A water-purifying tablet made up of nanoparticles could be key for providing access to clean water in developing countries, scientists say. The MadiDrop, developed by a nonprofit based in the University of Virginia, can disinfect water for up to six months, and researchers hope the cheap-to-produce tablet can provide clean-water access for remote rural areas.

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