Magnetic Nanoparticles Will Help Clean Oil Spills 

In the future, this could also be used to remove lead from drinking water.Cleaning up oil spills is a difficult, dirty job, and even with modern techniques it’s still hard to remove every last drop.Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin believe that they can fill that gap: they’re using a technique that targets and sucks up leftover minuscule oil droplets using electrostatic attraction and a magnet. In the future, a similar method could be used to clean lead and other contaminants from our drinking water, they say.

Source: Magnetic Nanoparticles Will Help Clean Oil Spills – Motherboard

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