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Safe drinking

Water covers more than 70 per cent of the Earth's surface, but only 1 per cent can be drunk without cleaning and filtering. As the global population grows, and industry and agriculture require more water, shortages will become a serious problem.

Can nanotechnology offer a solution? Scientists believe it will help by detecting contaminants, filtering water and decontaminating ground water from both industrial and natural sources.



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Water covers more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, but only 1 per cent is drinkable.
Water covers more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, but only 1 per cent is drinkable.

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