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The Magical Quality of Silver


Globally, millions of people rely on ceramic pots with filters to ensure their water is safe to drink. But these filters do not always manage to viruses. Fortunately, Doris van Halem has discovered that silver can help solve this issue. "Silver has a magical quality. It’s used in all sorts of products because people think it’s a disinfectant. I decided to get to the bottom of the mystery."


Read more about her work to provide low-cost water purifiers harnessing silver and other nanoparticles.


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