Tap Water Is Full Of Forever Chemicals, But Researchers Discovered A New Way To Treat It, Here’s How

Using ultraviolet and electrical charges, Los Alamos researchers have discovered a way to remove contaminants from water

By Trista Sobeck | Updated

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As more and more pollution continues to contaminate our tap water with extra forever chemicals that don’t break down, we have to search for a remedy. Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been a problem for years due to their ability to stay in the environment for long periods of time despite biodegrading attempts.

Luckily, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed new technology that can help get rid of PFAS (forever chemicals) from tap water. This new method uses UV radiation or ultraviolet light in combination with an electrical charge.

In addition, according to The Good News Network, researchers from The University of British Columbia have also developed a new type of nanomaterial that can help detect and remove even more toxic pollutants from water, such as radioactive substances removing forever chemicals. 

This nanomaterial is made from carbon nanotubes which are incredibly small but highly effective at sensing and trapping these tiny particles. The researchers tested the material in simulated wastewater samples (that can become tap water with forever chemicals) containing uranium and found that it was able to detect and remove more than 90% of the contaminant.

With these new methods for forever chemicals removal, more people can have access to clean tap water sources, and fewer chemicals polluting our aquifers. This could be a game-changer in terms of global access to safe drinking water.  It’s also another example of how science can be used to create innovative, efficient solutions to major problems like forever chemicals.  

The research team is now looking at how their nanomaterial could be used in other applications and environments. With further development, this technology could revolutionize the way we manage water pollution with forever chemicals and ensure that everyone has access to clean drinking water.

This is just one example of many innovative technologies that are in need to create clean water for a myriad of reasons. We must continue to invest in research and development of these technologies, so that they may be used to combat water pollution and bring clean drinking water access to all.

This is a cause that should be near and dear to us all, as we depend on this precious resource for life. Clean water is essential for humans, animals, and the environment alike. We hope the work will continue to ensure that everyone has access to clean water and that our rivers and lakes remain unpolluted for future generations. 

By investing in research, we can continue to create solutions for other man-made issues beyond just removing forever chemicals from water. Is it fighting fire with fire? PFAS have been found in a number of products in the last couple of years. From period underwear to particulate matter in lakes and rivers, we are slowly poisoning ourselves. Research into treating and reprocessing these products needs to be continued in order for us to continue living a healthy life.

We must also ensure that future generations have access to clean air. Pollution has been linked to various respiratory diseases, so it’s paramount that we find ways of reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring a safe environment for those who come after us. We must invest in renewable energy sources and create incentives for companies to do the same.

In order to protect our environment, we must also take steps to protect our wildlife. By investing in conservation efforts and protecting endangered species, we can help ensure a healthy future for our planet. We should start with forever chemicals.

We need more research into ways of reducing habitat destruction and other threats to biodiversity, and more support for sustainable practices in agriculture and fishing in order to help our tap water.

Finally, we need to improve the way we manage resources. We can do this by promoting better waste management systems, reducing our consumption of single-use and unsustainable products made with forever chemicals, recycling materials when possible, and investing in renewable energy technologies.