CSIRO’s Membrane Makes Sydney Harbor Water Drinkable

Still in the midst of a global drinking water crisis, new developments trigger excitement over the potential for saving lives. Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has created a brand new filtration system centered around a membrane of Graphair, a material produced from graphene. Their testing removed 99% of contaminants—and a specific test on water from Sydney Harbor made that water drinkable. Graphair is purportedly simpler, cheaper and easier to produce and removes pollutants through nano-channels that do allow water to pass. Read more over at Slash Gear.