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. 2008 Aug 15;42(16):6160-6.
doi: 10.1021/es703159q.

New Method of Water Purification Based on the Particle-Exclusion Phenomenon

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New Method of Water Purification Based on the Particle-Exclusion Phenomenon

Ivan Klyuzhin et al. Environ Sci Technol. .

Abstract

Colloidal particles in suspension are excluded from the vicinity of various hydrophilic surfaces. On the basis of this phenomenon, a novel method of water purification is proposed and tested. Proof-of-concept is demonstrated using a custom-made extractor that collected clean water from the annular "exclusion zone" within a Nafion tube. Up to 99.6% of particles could be removed from the suspension. The experimental results suggest that particle exclusion may provide a new framework for water purification from both organic and inorganic matter, as well as from harmful pathogens.

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