Using bacteria to separate oil and water

by | May 11, 2020

A Chinese team use processed bacterial cells on a steel mesh to separate oil and water. This environmentally friendly fabrication process is designed to minimize the ecological impact of treating polluted water.

Reference: Sai et al. Facile and Green Route to Fabricate Bacterial Cellulose
Membrane with Superwettability for Oil–Water Separation
. Advanced Sustainable Systems (2020). DOI: 10.1002/adsu.202000042

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