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Innovative Water Detoxification

January 6, 2009

removal of naproxen molecules Research supported by the National Science Foundation and the Puerto Rico Institute for Functional Nanomaterials has devised a means to use resources at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois to engineer methods of removing drugs from drinking water supplies-and to educate the next generation of engineers. Full Story

National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois

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