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Water Purification for Remote Villages

A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.

Research led by Prof. Neil Robertson is developing low-cost, low-energy technology to decontaminate sewage water in villages.

Chemists and engineers are using state-of-the-art solar energy and water filtration technologies to develop the simple systems. The initiative will not only provide safer drinking water, but could also help reduce the spread of disease, researchers say.

Best Poster Prize at Green Materials Conference

Congratulations to Mohammed Alkattan, from Dr Michael Shaver's group, for his "Best Poster" prize at the recent Frontiers in Green Materials Conference.

The one-day event provided a forum to discuss and inspire inter-disciplinary, innovative research based on reducing the use of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical and material products. It was held in London on the 12th of December.