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Catalysts developed at CMU efficiently and rapidly remove BPA from water


August 2, 2017

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) chemist Terrence J. Collins has developed an approach that quickly and cheaply removes more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (BPA) from water. BPA, a ubiquitous and dangerous chemical used in the manufacturing of many plastics, is found in water sources around the world. The CMU team and collaborators at the University of Auckland and Oregon State University also compiled evidence of BPA's presence in a multitude of products and water sources.Full Story

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