Filtering Molecules with Nanotube Technology

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Description

Effectively eliminates contaminants from water or other molecules.

Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed a filtration device to eliminate contaminants from water supplies. Originally developed to purify wastewater for reuse aboard the International Space Station, the innovation is applicable to numerous situations on Earth where there is a need to collect potable, medicalgrade water from a contaminated water supply. The unique aspect of the technology is its use of acoustics rather than pressure to drive water through small-diameter carbon nanotubes. The invention requires less power than conventional filtration systems and is wellsuited to a variety of water processing needs.

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Project Detail
Date:
November 9, 2016
Patent:
2017-27
Place of Invention:
Johnson Space Center