Capturing microplastics and pharmaceuticals from waste water
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.
Close the loops
Making things and manufacturing processes produce pollution and environmental degradation, draining natural resources.