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Capturing microplastics and pharmaceuticals from waste water

Nanocellulose yarn that captures hormones from waste water. Photo: FINNCERES
Nanocellulose yarn that captures hormones from waste water. Photo: FinnCERES

Microplastics and pharmaceutical residues are notorious villains in our water systems. Scientists at VTT and Aalto have developed wood-based materials to tackle these nasty problems: a filter that can capture the smallest microplastic particles and a yarn that can capture harmful hormonal residues, both using nanocellulose.

Wood-based yarn captures hormones from wastewater

Hormones and other pharmaceuticals ending up in bodies from natural waters are a globally significant environmental problem.

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Close the loops

Making things and manufacturing processes produce pollution and environmental degradation, draining natural resources.

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Designs for a Cooler Planet Close the Loops
Designs for a Cooler Planet — Helsinki Design Week 2020
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