Clean fuel from wastewater

A new study finds a way to use a platinum-coated, porous and hollow polymer fibre to produce clean fresh water and hydrogen from wastewater1.

A research team, led by Pascal Elias Saikaly from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, used platinum layers, consisting of platinum nanoparticles, to coat the fibre; the particles do not block the surface pores.

The fibre’s pore diameter can effectively block the passage of bacteria, making it potentially useful as a microfiltration membrane in bioreactors for wastewater treatment and reuse.read more

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