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First 'Nanorust' Field Test Slated in Mexico
May 27, 2009
Rice University researchers today announced that the first field tests of "nanorust," the University's revolutionary, low-cost technology for removing arsenic from drinking water, will begin later this year in Guanajuato, Mexico. In the tests, tiny particles of rust will be added to sand in large filters and used to remove arsenic from groundwater.
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