Process for the Removal of Micro and Nano Size Plastic Particles from Seawater Reported

The abstract of an August 24, 2022 Materials Today article by researchers with Princeton University and others reports that “… we demonstrate the transformation of standard egg-white (EW) proteins into an ultralightweight G-CF aerogel with a multiscale structure. The resulting covalently-bonded hierarchical structure, derived from the complex underlying protein configuration, exhibits a density that is two orders of magnitude lower than existing state-of-the-art materials. We apply this material to the challenges of desalination and water purification, notably demonstrating that the G-CF aerogel significantly improves upon existing materials, capturing 98.2% of ionic impurities and 99.9% of nano/microplastic contamination from seawater …” #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @PrincetonMSE