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MIT’s wooden water filter gets put to real-world use

Xylem in sapwood can be used for water filtration (top) – it is made up of conduits that are interconnected by membranes which filter out contaminants such as bacteria (bottom)

It’s a sad fact that many of the people who most need water filters are those who are least able to afford them. A newly demonstrated MIT technology could help, in that it uses locally sourced wood to inexpensively purify contaminated water.

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