A new 2-D material uses light to quickly and safely purify water

In tests, it killed 99.9999 percent of the bacteria in contaminated water

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PURE WATER  More than 2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water. Now a new material offers an efficient and environmentally friendly way to purify water using only sunlight.


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