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Water Analysis – News and Features

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Harmful “Forever Chemicals” Removed From Water With New Electrocatalysis Method

Nanocatalysts could be used to remove harmful PFAS chemicals from water.
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Improved Persistent Organic Pollutants Analysis for a Safer Global Environment

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that threaten human health and cause environmental deterioration. This article highlights the potential of trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS) for improved POPs analysis.
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Deforestation Linked to Malaria Deaths

New research suggests forests can provide natural protection against disease transmission, particularly for the most vulnerable children.
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Concerned About Microplastics in Your Water? Consider Boiling It First

A new study has found that boiling water traps microplastic particles inside the limescale deposits that build up on a kettle’s inner surfaces, reducing a person's exposure to microplastics.
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Industry Insight

Using Gravity To Separate T Cells Could Speed Up Cancer Treatment

While traditional methods of cell sorting come with several challenges, microbubbles are simple to use and can separate cells without causing harm. Technology Networks spoke to Dr. Brandon McNaughton, CEO and co-founder of Akadeum to find out more about this technology, its applications and how it could improve cancer treatment.
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Biomineralization as a Sustainable Strategy Against Marine Concrete Corrosion

In response to the need for an effective solution to combat the marine corrosion on concrete, researchers of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a biomineralization approach to protect marine concrete from MIC.
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Wettest Forests of Pacific Northwest To See More Wildfires

Forests in the coolest, wettest parts of the Pacific Northwest are likely to see the biggest increase in wildfires as the climate becomes warmer and drier.
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From PFAS to Microplastics, What Might Be Leaking Out of Your Teabag?

Depending on the brand, your favorite cup of tea could be contaminated with billions of microplastics and/or traces of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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How Do Bacteria Survive a Viral Epidemic?

Bacterial cells need social distancing to thwart viruses. But when they can't distance themselves, they can employ a genetic mechanism to protect themselves from disease.
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New Analysis Method Can Detect Forever Chemicals in Under Three Minutes

A new laboratory method can detect the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), more commonly known as "forever chemicals," in a matter of minutes.