Loukia Papadopoulos of Interesting Engineering reports on a Princeton study that found that eggs can remove salt and microplastics from water.
- The researchers freeze dried and heated the egg whites to 900° C (1650° F) in an environment without oxygen.
- They found that the egg whites create a structure of interconnected strands of carbon fibers and sheets of graphene that can remove salt and microplastics from seawater with up to 99 percent efficiency.
- Importantly removing microplastics with this system is relatively easy and requires only gravity to operate.
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