​Novel Hydro-gel Removes Micro-Plastics from Water

  • Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have developed a - that is capable of cleaning micro-plastics from water.
  • The hydro-gel has been developed as a three-layered polymer structure that can remove micro-plastics using ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • This hydro-gel is stable at various temperatures and its unique polymer network captures contaminants and destroys them using ultraviolet light radiation.
  • Micro-plastics are small plastic particles that are less than five millimetres in ....
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