Drinking Water

Filtration technology for the removal of nitrates from drinking water

The sand washer that was further developed throughout the project removes organic pollutants and health-threatening nitrates from drinking water by using polycaprolactone. Although the process for drinking water treatment is relatively elaborate and expensive, at least the remaining technical challenges of the filter system turn out to be resolvable.

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Source: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)