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Penn engineers develop filters that use nanoparticles to prevent slime build-up


November 1, 2017

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have a new way of making membranes that allows them to add in a host of new abilities via functional nanoparticles that adhere to the surface of the mesh. They tested this method by adding an antifouling particle that could prevent biofilm build-up. Full Story

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