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A water purification device is provided in the form of a hydrogel matrix containing immobilized nanoparticles that are directly synthesized in-situ in the hydrogel matrix. The hydrogel matrix is temperature sensitive, such that swelling draws in pollutants that are captured by the nanoparticles, while deswelling releases purified water. A related method of decontaminating the water supply contaminated with a target pollutant is also disclosed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Bhattacharyya, Dibakar and Xiao, Li, "Water Purification Device and a Method of Decontaminating a Water Supply" (2020). Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Patents. 35.