Heavy metals like copper often pollute wastewater from sources like mines, but a new material could help clean up the mess

Treating wastewater to cleanse it of contaminants like heavy metals is a complex task, and one that often involves a slow-going, scattergun approach. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have now produced a material they say can selectively capture specific heavy metals, and do so with unmatched speed and precision down to the atomic level.

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Category: Materials, Science

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