Silver boosted fungi for water purification

Water purifying fungi have had a silver-coloured boost

By adding silver nanoparticles to the outside of white rot fungus, scientists have enhanced its natural ability to degrade water pollution – the silver acts as an antibacterial and the fungi remove heavy metals and pollutants from the water.

The scientists also package the super silver rot inside filters to demonstrate how the technology could be used for efficient, low cost water treatment.

Read the Nanoscale article:
Selected Region Functionalized Fungi with Magnetic Targeting Properties and Versatile Purification Capabilities
X Wang et al, Nanoscale, 2012
DOI: 10.1039/c2nr30766a

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