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Making water rich in arsenic drinkable

EU-funded researchers prove that water rich in arsenic, a poisonous chemical, may be drinkable

 

Water rich in arsenic, a health-threatening chemical found in ground water in many European countries, may be drinkable, an EU-funded research project managed by the REA has shown.

The AquAsZero project has developed a highly innovative, cost-effective solution: a product made up of little granules which are able to absorb arsenic traces and make water suitable for human consumption.

The project received the first "Greece Innovates" prize in 2011.

Factsheet by the European Commission / 30 October 2012

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