This electrochemical system was designed to remove micro-pollutants like pesticides and chemical waste from water. Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Germany's Technical University of Darmstadt, the new method removes even small concentrations of certain contaminants from water. Normally taking out such diluted amounts of pollutants requires a lot of chemicals and effort. The electrochemical system can diminish the size of harmful pollutant particles down to only a few parts per million.
In the future, the scientists hope to patent the process, scale prototypes and test it under real-life conditions for check for durability over long periods of time. This is just one example of new technology being used to keep oceans and rivers clean and increase access to clean drinking water for everyone.