Eco-friendly Super Foam Makes Contaminated Water Fit To Drink

Absorbance properties of "super foam" being tested in an NC State forest biomaterials labSuper Foam being tested


It began as an experiment to create an absorbent material for the next generation of diapers,  but potential uses may be much more far-reaching.

Using by-products of the lumber industry and pulverized crustacean shells, Dr. Joel Pawlak and his research team in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University came up with an eco-friendly super absorbent foam that has the potential to revolutionize efforts to purify drinking water in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas.

Watch the video – Source: Reuters / July 22, 2011

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