New polymer made of sugar molecules purify water ‘in seconds’

A Japan Self-Defence Force officer fills water tanks to be delivered to earthquake and tsunami survivors in Ofunato, northeast Japan

A Japan Self-Defence Force officer fills small water tanks to be delivered to survivors at a village destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami a week ago in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, northeast Japan March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

US scientists have developed a new polymer that has a unique capacity to remove pollutant substances from water “in seconds.” The discovery could revolutionize the water-purification industry, make the process cheaper, and involve minimum energy.

A team of researchers from Cornell University made the breakthrough. The full research has been published in Journal Nature this week.

“What we did is make the first high-surface-area material made of cyclodextrin [sugar molecules bound together in a ring],” said Will Dichtel, associate professor of chemistry, who led the research, “combining some of the advantages of the activated carbon with the inherent advantages of the cyclodextrin.”

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